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The Man Inside (2012)

A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.


Dan Turner


Dan Turner (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Peter Mullan ... Gordon Sinclair
Michelle Ryan ... Alexia Sinclair
Ray Panthaki ... Bose
David Harewood ... Eugene Murdoch
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Karl Lee
Jason Maza ... Danny Lee
Ashley Thomas ... Clayton Murdoch (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)
Jenny Jules ... Elizabeth Murdoch
Bhasker Patel ... Rajiv Patel
Carl Barât ... Gavin Metcalf
Kavern Batchelor Kavern Batchelor ... Young Clayton
Selom Awadzi ... Hoops
Simon Manley Simon Manley ... Doctor
Samuel Folay Samuel Folay ... Alfie Levant
Lenox Kambaba Lenox Kambaba ... Jay Murdoch


Clayton Murdoch (Ashley Thomas) carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed, by his father(David Harewood), to murder and gang culture, With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death. Clayton channels his aggression into boxing. Controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. And now, to get the revenge against those who have taken his loved ones, he must ask the one man he fears the most for help, his father. With everything around him falling apart and the full shocking fury in him let loose, Clayton must look death in the face and find out who is the man inside. Written by Dan Turner

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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In one scene, in a comment on how she is dressed, Gordon tells Alexia that she looks 'a little bit Doctor Whoish'. Michelle Ryan, who plays Alexia, appeared as Lady Christina in the 2010 Doctor Who special 'Planet Of The Dead'. See more »

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if there is nothing on t.v then i guess it worth a watch
5 January 2013 | by suicidalplayaSee all my reviews

Engaging, well made urban drama with striking strong performances and a powerful central theme, though the dialog a little rubbish occasionally and there are a couple of embarrassingly bad lines its not a bad film if you got nothing to do and your sitting all alone and there is nothing on t.v to watch

if walk into the cinema & found just 2 people in the whole theater --- then you know its time to turn around and walk out

anyway this kind of film has been made many times just much better

The film's main problem relates to dynamics: it slips too quickly between quiet bathos and splenetic rage. In one scene where Clayton and Alexia are cooing over one another and rekindling a romantic flame from the past, it only takes one phone call to transport Clayton to point of wanting to stave her face in with a monkey wrench.

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Release Date:

27 July 2012 (UK) See more »

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Человек внутри See more »

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England, UK See more »


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2.35 : 1
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