Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Spain to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.
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Series cast summary:
Max Beesley ...  Woody 14 episodes, 2011-2013
John Simm ...  Baxter 14 episodes, 2011-2013
Marc Warren ...  Rick 14 episodes, 2011-2013
Philip Glenister ...  Quinn 14 episodes, 2011-2013
Tim Woodward ...  Dominic 6 episodes, 2011-2013
Leticia Dolera ...  Carmen 6 episodes, 2012-2013
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Four friends, Woody, Quinn, Baxter, and Rick arrive in Majorca to visit their old mate Alvo, who is now a wealthy property tycoon enjoying the trappings of an ex-pat lifestyle. One by one Alvo asks his friends what they've done with their lives, whether they're truly happy, wouldn't they rather live like him? The hedonistic mood of the friends' soon turns sour when they realize Alvo isn't quite the man they thought he was. The luxury yacht they have borrowed turns out to be stolen; Alvo has dragged them into something dangerous. When murder is committed they realize their nightmare has only just begun. Written by Rowlo

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10 February 2011 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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This series spawned an American remake in 2015 of the same name, Mad Dogs (2015). It too starred Ben Chaplin, but in a different role. In the US remake the Alvo character is renamed Milo and played by Billy Zane. See more »

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good, but should have been a film
9 March 2011 | by brockheinzSee all my reviews

Mad Dogs is a really good program in my view, it has a lot of interesting times. good acting, good script and intriguing. however it isn't all fun and games, my main gripe with mad dogs is that there is barely any of it, sure it is an hour long but 15 mins of that is ads so in reality it is 45 mins long. Also, i mean, WHAT THE HELL 4 episodes, its the smallest series i have ever seen.

The four guys have been around British TV for a while and i thought prime time sky TV might be there big break. I am a big fan of Hustle and Marc Warren was in the first 5 series, i have seen the other actors in other shows as well. Especially the well known life on mars. the plot begins with 4 sixth form friends meeting up to go to their friend in Spain who has made it and has his own villa and is major rich. The rich friend appears to be acting odd and saying he needs to attend to business even though he has recently retired. the rich friend appears to be in some dodgy stuff which turns badly for the 4.

I'm not going to reveal the ending but i found it to be quite good and it was sort of a twist i guess. many of my friend appeared to not like it as much as i did, i think that they didn't like the ending because it doesn't tell you what happens directly, although if you think about it logically it is pretty obvious what happens in the end. i did hear that this was supposed to be a film, which i would think that this would be a better film than TV series. on the whole this is probably why definitely recommend mad dogs. even if it takes a while to set the mood it is worth the wait.


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