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Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2013 (UK)
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The true-life story of Paul Ferris.


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Credited cast:
Christina Andrew ... Johnny's Girlfriend
Bhrina Bache ... Air Hostess
Patrick Bergin ... Arthur Thompson
Hannah Blamires Hannah Blamires ... WPC
Steven Borrie Steven Borrie ... Prison Officer
Lewis Brand Lewis Brand ... Prison Guard
Mark Burdis Mark Burdis ... Comedian
Nick Byatt Nick Byatt ... Prison Officer
Karl Churchill Karl Churchill ... Danny
Harriet Collings ... Party goer
Martin Compston ... Paul Ferris
Chris Cowlin Chris Cowlin ... Police Officer
Steve Daly ... George
Simon DeSilva ... Arthurs Cronie - Body Guard
Paul Donnelly Paul Donnelly ... Bobby Glover


The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

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Release Date:

18 January 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangster See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$165,735 (United Kingdom), 18 January 2013, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Carnaby International See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film won the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award at the 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards. See more »


Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 16 January 2013 (2013) See more »


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20 March 2013 | by martinrobertson300482See all my reviews

A film about infamous Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris, has long been in the pipeline. I remember hearing rumours off Robert Carlyle playing the part many years ago, and that would off been awesome! Now they've finally got round too making this controversial offering, you'd be hard pushed too find anyone better in the role than the largely unknown Martin Compston. Who does a great job here. Problem is a lot off the rest off the stars seem completely miscast in their roles, and a lot off this 80's/90's set story has clearly been filmed in the present day, with not much effort into making it look like otherwise.

There's no doubt that there is a great story here, and I did enjoy the movie because off its complicated, based-on-true-events style plot. But for a film in development for so long, you'd think there would be more success in other parts off its production.

John Hannah is only in the movie so people who are only interested in well known actors may watch it. Same with Patrick Bergin, Who doesn't pull off a Scottish accent. Its hard too know how much off the story is true as well, what with it being told from the perspective off Ferris (and being based on his book) with the parts that try too make him look as innocent as possible/try to make you sympathise with him falling flat, when you know a lot off the bad things that happened in the real life events that encouraged this movie, have been conveniently cut out.

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