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Hyena (2014)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 May 2015 (USA)
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Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?

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Gerard Johnson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ferdinando ... Michael
Stephen Graham ... David Knight
Neil Maskell ... Martin
Elisa Lasowski ... Ariana
MyAnna Buring ... Lisa
Richard Dormer ... Nick Taylor
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ... Chris
Tony Pitts ... Keith
Orli Shuka ... Nikolla Kabashi
Gjevat Kelmendi Gjevat Kelmendi ... Rezar Kabashi
Thomas Craig ... Harrison
Lorenzo Camporese Lorenzo Camporese ... John Noonan
Shaban Arifi ... Spartak
Alfred Doda Alfred Doda ... Berat
Mem Ferda ... Akif Dikman
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Michael Logan is a police detective in London. His area is drugs and this brings him into contact with European drug syndicates. Logan is happy to turn a blind eye to their dealings, for a cut, or confiscate suppliers' merchandise for their own profit. So far he and his equally-crooked police colleagues have done quite well out of this. Then a deal he was planning with a member of a Turkish drug cartel goes sour and the balance of power swings to an Albanian gang, run by two brothers, the Kabashis. Logan quickly aims to provide the Albanians with the same service he provided the Turks, but they aren't easily lead. Meanwhile, he an his colleagues are being investigated by Internal Affairs. Just to make his life more complicated, he has been seconded to a vice task force, run by a former colleague whom he does not get along with. Written by grantss

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Engraved on Nick's lighter: World's best dad.
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Written by Matt Johnson
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Seamy underworld of London cops
12 October 2014 | by Raven-1969See all my reviews

In the seamy underworld of London cops, everyone plays by their own rules. There is no one to trust. Police units are in league with criminals and competing with each other for increasing shares of the profits. Laws are not enforced so much as used for advantage over others. As vice cop Michael Logan, with a coke habit and indolent nature, attempts to carve out a larger share of the illicit income for himself, he gets trapped between a ruthless pair of Albanian brothers and his fellow officers who are trying to trap him. Those who should be protected by the law are instead neglected and placed in greater danger. The director and writer based the character of Logan on someone he knew personally. Despite shaky acting of some in the supporting cast, this is a compelling portrait of police officers who are indistinguishable from criminals. The betrayals and back stabbings are underscored by a dark soundtrack by Matt Johnson and The The. Seen at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.


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1 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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London, England, UK

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$3,401

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