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London's Finest (2014)

Hackney's Finest (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 August 2017 (USA)
A small-time drug-dealer gets into big trouble when a corrupt East London cop tries to steal a consignment meant for Welsh-Jamaican Yardies.

Director:

Chris Bouchard

Writers:

Chris Bouchard (developed by), Thorin Seex
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Credited cast:
Nathanael Wiseman ... Sirus
Arin Alldridge ... Priestly
Enoch Frost Enoch Frost ... Tony
Marlon G. Day Marlon G. Day ... B
Rajan Sharma ... Asif
Neerja Naik ... Pari
Malcolm Tomlinson ... Terence
Sean Cronin ... Delski
Jeanette Rourke Jeanette Rourke ... Jane
Chris Dingli ... Boris (as Christopher Dingli)
Katharina Gellein Viken Katharina Gellein Viken ... Amanda (as Katarina Gellin)
Kulvinder Ghir ... Tilbury taxi driver
Tom Bonington ... Courier Controller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Aponte Marco Aponte ... Uncle Akram
Ben Austin Ben Austin ... Eastern European Thug 3
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A drug-fuelled night of mayhem and ineptitude in East London! Hackney's Finest is a riotous darkly-comic thriller that pits a motley bunch of hopeless drug dealers against a group of corrupt policemen, Russian thugs and Welsh-Jamaican arms dealers. Set in the East London borough of Hackney, this is an irreverent tale of greed, corruption and the fight for survival, told with a wink and a knowing smile. Sirus likes to make a little extra cash on the side, and not remotely legally. Very occasionally he passes a small 'package' from his London supplier, Asif, to some small-time Welsh-Jamaican gangsters in the valleys. Tonight the latest of such deals is set to happen in Sirus's home, much to the annoyance of his girlfriend, Amanda. This time, however, things are about to go seriously wrong. When the Welsh contingent arrives, they are horrified to discover that Asif has been interrogated by the police, and coerced into going through with the deal, under surveillance. Worse still, Asif is ... Written by The Hackney's Finest team

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A New Power Is Rising In the East End See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Developed under the working title "Looking Over the Dragon". See more »

Quotes

Priestly: You'll be being watched, even when you think you're not.
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Soundtracks

Cocaine Raver
Written by Leigh Garner & Tom Russell
Lyrics written & performed by Leo Horsfield
Performed by Leigh Outrage & Tommy Gunn feat. MC Super-X
Courtesy of Ravin Phantasy Records
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Drugs, Guns, Dirty Cops, Welsh Yardies and melons.

This is a strange hybrid of a film; on one hand it is quite a brutal London gang, drug and crime tale - with shooters. On the other it is actually quite a well realised dark comedy. I decided to suspend belief for ninety minutes and see what happened.

It is all about Sirus who is a mini cab controller, a seemingly nice guy and a drug dealer. He sells some of his gear to Welsh Yardies who drive up from the valleys for their stuff . There is also a particularly nasty cop - Priestly who is more rotten than a South American Junta, but also has a way with words that is both profane and actually very amusing. I would not want a parking ticket from him. He is on to Sirus and does not use the rule book in any way that a normal cop would recognise.

There is also 'casual racism' which may cause offence even where done for laughs, there is some graphic depictions of violence and there is a lot of shooting. Despite the plot errors and some less than savoury scenes I still found myself laughing and getting completely involved with all the characters. There is also a gang of stereotyped Russian meat heads who were all brilliant - even down to personalised phone rings. All in all this was ninety minutes that just flew by, and as such I wish I had seen this sooner.


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29 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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