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Ill Manors (2012)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 6 June 2012 (UK)
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user, and two prostitutes are explored.

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Plan B (as Ben Drew)

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Plan B (as Ben Drew)
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2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riz Ahmed ... Aaron
Ed Skrein ... Ed
Lee Allen Lee Allen ... Chris
Mem Ferda ... Vladimir
Dan Lloyd Jones Dan Lloyd Jones ... Guy Being Beaten Up
Flinty Badman Flinty Badman ... Yardie Henchman
Deman Rockers Deman Rockers ... Yardie Henchman
Andrew Okello ... Kurt
Neil Large Neil Large ... Terry
Keef Coggins Keef Coggins ... Kirby
Patrick O'Halloran Patrick O'Halloran ... Liability
Anouska Mond Anouska Mond ... Michelle
Kevin Waller Kevin Waller ... Undercover Police Officer
Neil Finney Neil Finney ... Undercover Police Officer
Mark Scott Mark Scott ... Prison Officer
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user, and two prostitutes are explored.

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We are all products of our environment... Some environments are just harder to survive in.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Plan B: In the last shot of the film before the credits, Drew is shown to be the one driving the car Aaron is in. See more »

Goofs

When Ed is arrested he is shown in a cell. The gaoler is shown wearing Her Majesty's Prisons uniform. Later it was stated that he was released without charge; if that was the case he would have only got as far as being held in police custody, which is run by the police rather than the prison service. See more »

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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

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A very accurate, well made film.
6 June 2012 | by ted_leanseSee all my reviews

The film is an incredibly accurate portrait of that kind of environment. It wasn't two-dimensional in that the characters weren't just purely evil – the good in them also showed. I've met all those characters in the course of my work. The little boys terrorised into joining the criminal network are just so real. It demonstrated what I keep telling people: don't say a child chooses to join a gang; there is no choice. The cycle of brutalisation, with kids brutalising kids, the girl fights, all of it is so accurate.

I want to get a copy of this film and deliver it to the prime minister and say: "This is another bit of your country that you don't talk about, you don't see, but nevertheless, large numbers of children and young people are trapped in this life." I've already spoken to an MP. I want to organise a showing in parliament. I'm going to call Plan B's people and see if they'll make it happen. For the past 16 years I've been trying to describe what these kids' lives are like. It's very difficult for people to visualise the way they live.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ill Manors See more »

Filming Locations:

Manor Park, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP100,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$714,441
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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