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Hard Shoulder (2012)

Carl Foster takes off on a well-deserved weekend break with his family knowing only too well that focus on work has impacted his relationship with his wife, young son, and teenage ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Jamie Foreman ... Dog
Wil Johnson ... Carl Foster
Jon Campling ... Diggs
Angela Dixon ... Maddie Foster
James Fisher ... Herschel
Frances Speedie Frances Speedie ... Chloe Foster
Lucy Drive Lucy Drive ... Mamon
Jill Greenacre Jill Greenacre ... Bones
Callum Anderson Callum Anderson ... Lucas Foster
Gabriel Lee Gabriel Lee ... Lupo
Michael Fox Michael Fox ... Clown Prince
Arti Shah ... Little Lady
Eryl Lloyd Parry Eryl Lloyd Parry ... Old Man
Greg Tanner Greg Tanner ... Carnie King


Carl Foster takes off on a well-deserved weekend break with his family knowing only too well that focus on work has impacted his relationship with his wife, young son, and teenage step-daughter. But after a short but restful break in the journey Carl awakens to find himself tied and bound in an old roadside diner, his family trussed and gagged next to him, and a disparate group of dirty, dishevelled, vagrant-like undesirables keeping them captive. Only time will reveal who they are and what they want, but things are not everything they might seem. Written by Nicky Dee

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Release Date:

25 July 2014 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

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£275,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The main car stunt was shot on a hill next to where the "Casino Royale" stunt crew achieved their world record nine rolls with an Aston Martin. See more »


Diggs: Coked out of his brain, armalite blazing - fuck good, that film was the nads!
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Hard Shoulder
Written and Performed by Jon Gambles
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Superbly Chilling Thriller from Talented & Exciting Director.
9 July 2012 | by Ian M SmithSee all my reviews

It is my pleasure to recommend this very dark, chilling, psychological thriller with a difference. I was very fortunate to be invited to a private screening of 'Hard Shoulder' by a good friend. The film starts off with a bang and then slowly lulls you into a false sense of reality before taking you by the scruff of the neck and dragging you and it's fine cast into a chilling and very scary scenario. There are fine performances from all the actors on screen with 'Jamie Foreman' etching himself into your memory and for those who have fond memories of 'Jill Greenacre' from 'The Brittas Empire', this is a defining role in her career. A film of substance with a story line which will play on my mind for quite some time I think. I am looking forward and expect to see much more from this very talented director 'Nicholas David Lean'. The film I believe is not yet on general release. The sooner it gets out there and is seen the better.

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