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The Liability (2012)

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When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

Director:

Craig Viveiros

Writer:

John Wrathall
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Cast

Credited cast:
Talulah Riley ... The Girl
Tim Roth ... Roy
Peter Mullan ... Peter
Jack O'Connell ... Adam
Kierston Wareing ... Nicky
Tomi May ... Danil
Christopher Hatherall Christopher Hatherall ... Ivan
Jack McBride Jack McBride ... Mr. Hippy
Anthony McKenzie Anthony McKenzie ... Stranger
Simon Manley Simon Manley ... Diner Customer
Andy McAdam Andy McAdam ... Diner Cashier
Clive Shaw Clive Shaw ... Sniper
Neil Eddy Neil Eddy ... Man in Photo
Jenny Pike Jenny Pike ... Mrs. Hippy
Jimmy Knights Jimmy Knights ... Sniper Victim
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When 19-year-old Adam agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's gangster boyfriend Peter, it takes him on a 24-hour journey into a nightmarish world of murder, sex trafficking and revenge, in the company of aging hit man Roy.

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They had their turn... now it's his

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jack O'Connell and Kierston Wareing worked together on The Runway. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Were you really going to do me in? 'Cause I fucked up the job?
Roy: You were the job.
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Connections

Features Rage (2011) See more »

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Cao Cao Mani Picao
Performed by Celia Cruz
Written by José Carbo Menendez
© 1951 by Southern Music Pub Co Inc/Peermusic (UK) Ltd
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Saved by Tim Roth
20 October 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

The Liability is a British film which doesn't really have a budget. Its script is only so-so and the only real star name attached to it is Tim Roth. Luckily, that does seem to be enough to pull it off.

Jack O'Connell plays a young man who gets in trouble with his - slightly dodgy - stepfather and, as a punishment, is roped into the 'family business' and asked to do something equally dodgy, which involves driving hit-man Tim Roth to his next job.

It's a road movie which could be pretty average if it wasn't for Tim Roth's performance. The comedy doesn't always work. The performances can be a bit stilted, yet Tim seems to carry the whole thing on his own and makes it worth watching.

Special mention to the location scout who has found some truly outstanding filming locations around the north of England to set some of the action in.

If you're a fan of low budget British gangster movies (or simply of Tim Roth) then you should give this a go. The ending seems to divide audiences, but the film is enjoyable enough for you to ignore that minor point if it isn't to your taste.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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