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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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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Back 2 Basics
Performed By Configa
Featuring John Graham
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Hit man meets divot with darkly humorous results
30 January 2013 | by FiveHundredFlicksSee all my reviews

It's always difficult to watch a film set in locations you know. Sometimes it works and adds a layer of reality to what is after all, just a story.

And what a story.

If you are in anyway familiar with the sort of character Adam is, played brilliantly by Jack O'Connell, you will know hat I mean when I say "Hit man meets divot" because Adam is a div. A chav. Know worra meen? Yuh get me? Adam is an archetype of what's become of working class youth in Britain: feckless, not very bright, sometimes likable but ultimately, a liability.

As the film plays out there are genuine laughs and some really dark moments. Some expected and some totally unexpected.

The Liability is an instant classic but let's hope that it's not a cult classic and it has the exposure to the mainstream that it needs.

7/10 go see it.


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Country:

UK

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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