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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
David Harewood ... Eugene Murdoch
Ray Panthaki ... Bose
Ashley Thomas ... Clayton Murdoch (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)
Theo Barklem-Biggs ... Karl Lee
Jason Maza ... Danny Lee
Bhasker Patel ... Rajiv Patel
Jenny Jules ... Elizabeth Murdoch
Carl Barât ... Gavin Metcalf
Kavern Batchelor Kavern Batchelor ... Young Clayton
Selom Awadzi ... Hoops
Simon Manley Simon Manley ... Doctor
Lenox Kambaba Lenox Kambaba ... Jay Murdoch
Zara Oram Zara Oram ... Kia 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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Release Date:

27 July 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Человек внутри See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Powerful stuff!
20 April 2014 | by louisedurdySee all my reviews

Caught this on iTunes last night, and wanted to write about it. Was searching for Peter Mullan films I hadn't yet seen (am big fan). Thought this film looked like a "yeah Brov" sort of film, but gave it a go. Glad I did, cos it was a really good film. Not amazing like Peter's own films, but he was great in it (as usual).

I did a bit of research after watching the film and I can see how it was biographical. It definitely feels very raw in places. If i had a criticism I'd say it could have done with some quieter moments, as its pretty full-on. But I don't mind that too much. the other actors are good, especially the lead guy, who I hadn't seen before. Overall, I gave it 7/10. its a lot better than most of the Brit films I've seen, and another brilliant performance from my favourite actor.

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