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Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)

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Mob Boss is used to getting whatever he wants; he runs Southend, gets all the best women including the gorgeous, sought after Porsche The Sherbet Lemon and has one million pounds in dirty ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Philip Barantini ... Dean
Elizabeth Berrington ... Jackie
Adrian Bower ... Gerry
Liz May Brice ... Jenna
Paul Freeman ... Shrewd Eddie
Ty Glaser ... Porsche
Laura Greenwood ... Delta
Ian Hart ... Joyce
Nathaniel Martello-White ... Jermaine
Danny Sapani ... Leroy
Peter Wight ... Jimmy The Gent
Scot Williams ... Johnny
René Zagger ... Fred
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Mob Boss is used to getting whatever he wants; he runs Southend, gets all the best women including the gorgeous, sought after Porsche The Sherbet Lemon and has one million pounds in dirty cash stashed in a briefcase at his home. However, nothing in this world comes without a price, and this weekend his boss and top-dog London Mobster, Jimmy The Gent is coming to collect the money which belongs to him. Meanwhile, reluctant ex-con Johnny The Glacier Mint is forced into pulling off a heist to get his hands on the cash himself. What none of them realize is that seven other dangerous criminals also have plans to get their hands on Jimmy's money and will do whatever it takes to get rich. Written by Memnok

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No soft centres.

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Crime | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Balas da Pesada See more »

Filming Locations:

Radlett, Hertfordshire, UK See more »

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Fatal Black See more »
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2.35 : 1
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"Crikey Villains" was the working title of the film which, during post production, was officially changed to "Hard Boiled Sweets". This new title was agreed on due to the fact it not only reflected the final edit, overall style and content, but also celebrated the original influence hard-boiled fiction had in the writing process. See more »

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I love using the phrases "hidden gem" and "excellent ensemble cast"
10 May 2015 | by carbuffSee all my reviews

Another excellent lower-budget British gangster film. God, I just love this stuff. Like most of my favorite films, two brief phrases work really well here: "hidden gem" and "excellent ensemble cast".

This one is interesting because the running narration voice-over continually changes from character to character, so you never know what is going to happen next and to whom. It's gritty, seemingly realistic, unpredictable, and unfortunately, over much too soon.

If you're into British crime flicks, this is an excellent one, and it is such a short movie that there's no excuse not to at least give it a shot.


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