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The Veteran (2011)

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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Matthew Hope
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Kebbell ... Robert Miller
Adi Bielski ... Alayna Wallace
Tony Curran ... Chris Turner
Ashley Thomas ... Tyrone Jones
Tom Brooke ... Danny Turner
Ivanno Jeremiah ... Fahad Sahal
Brian Cox ... Gerry Langdon
Mem Ferda ... Hakeem
Eboseta Ayemere Eboseta Ayemere ... Ryan Sahal
Brendon Read Brendon Read ... Big Benny
Selva Rasalingam ... Fawwaz Abdullah
Christopher Peter Smith Christopher Peter Smith ... Omar
Conrad Peters ... Khaled
Steve Weston Steve Weston ... Ramush Jashari
Adrian Bouchet ... Chechen 1
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

O Veterano See more »

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Budget:

£2,100,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Langdon mentions "Conolly's Great Game", this is a reference to Arthur Conolly's term that he coined in reference to the struggle between the British and Russian Empires over control of Central Asia. See more »

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Gerry Langdon: The organizing principle of any society is for war. The basic authority of the modern state over its people resides in its war powers. Today it's oil, tomorrow, water. It's what we like to call the GOD business: Guns, Oil, and Drugs. But there is a problem. Our way of life, its over. It's unsustainable and in rapid decline. That's why we implement demand destruction. We continue to make money as the world burns. But for this to work the people have to remain ignorant of the problem ...
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This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ben Medcalf
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Entertaining Brit Flick
1 May 2011 | by seany_cSee all my reviews

Saw this with my girl today and enjoyed it very much. It's nothing great by any means, but it's a good little film. Toby Kebbell plays a soldier back from Afghanistan, who soon finds himself in another war, this time on his home turf. The film switches between a plot involving terrorism and a plot involving violent gangs on the estate. Both are interesting to watch and both eventually collide. The plot is something we've seen hundred's of times over but that's not to say this isn't well made. Kebbell is very good in the lead role and can certainly carry a film. The supporting actors perform well enough too but nowhere near Kebbell's standards. The gun-heavy climax is gritty and well done, if you don't take it too seriously of course. Me and the missus were the only ones in the cinema, so I'm guessing this will probably die a death while it's on the big screen. Overall a violent, over-the-top but entertaining Brit flick, not to be taken seriously but not to be ignored. ***/*****


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