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The Smoke (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Romance, Thriller | 4 October 2014 (Spain)
48 hours in the life of a burnt-out City lawyer who loses his job, falls for a call girl and steals £400,000 from a gangland boss - who wants every penny of it back.

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Ben Pickering

Writer:

Darren Ripley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Di Angelo ... Brad
Lili Bordán ... Jodie
Stephen Marcus ... Ben
Darren Ripley Darren Ripley ... Phil
Velibor Topic ... Dmitri
Christian Brassington ... Tom
Anna Passey ... Sasha
Jeff Leach ... Dean
Lindsay Armaou ... Georgina
Funda Önal Funda Önal ... Josephine
Alan Ford ... Jack
George Weightman ... Kingo
Martin Richardson Martin Richardson ... Greg
Duncan Casey ... Raef
Ricky Groves Ricky Groves ... Sweeney
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Storyline

City lawyer Brad Walker (Matt di'Angelo) is having the worst day of his life. His high-maintenance girlfriend Sasha (Anna Passey) has left him for his so-called friend Tom (Christian Brassington) and to add insult to injury, he's been fired too. On a night out drowning his sorrows with old friend Dean (Jeff Leach), he overhears a conversation between Phil (Darren Ripley) and Ben (Stephen Marcus) - two drug dealers working for small-time gangster Jack (Alan Ford) - that will change his life forever... Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2014 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

London Payback See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Slate 4 Films See more »
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Runtime:

(UK studio release cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan was set to play protagonist Brad Walker before commitments on ABC's Once Upon A Time forced him to withdraw. The Only Way is Essex's Mark Wright and Blue's Duncan James auditioned for the role before producers opted for Matt Di Angelo. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great f***ing fall. You know the rest. Now go and find my f***ing money!
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Alternate Versions

Director's Cut: non-linear version, running time 101 minutes, featuring 12 extra minutes of unseen footage. See more »

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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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Couldn't wait for it to end
28 October 2014 | by coldandoSee all my reviews

It's not often that I end up watching a film almost entirely without merit purely by my own choice but unfortunately I have only myself and some misleading critic reviews to blame for this wasted 90 minutes.

The storyline is so unbelievable that it makes eastenders seem like a gritty east end documentary/drama. The characters are both exceptionally shallow and deeply flawed, the dialogue is mostly appalling other than a few mildly amusing interchanges between some of the villains and the most appealing part of the whole movie is the ending - not the content of the ending itself but the actual cessation of poor quality viewing that was truly like a weight being lifted from my chest.

I love a shameless "glamorous" gangster flick like lock stock, snatch or layer cake but this is nothing like those. It's a very cheap impersonation. This film is the movie equivalent of one of those fake aftershaves you see a street vendor selling for £5 on a stall in turkey.

Save your time and do something more productive like sitting in the dark alone rather than watch this.


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