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Dom Hemingway (2013)

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After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

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Richard Shepard

Writer:

Richard Shepard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Dom Hemingway
Luca Zoo Franzoni Luca Zoo Franzoni ... Dom's Prison Buddy (as Luca Franzoni)
Richard Graham ... Prison Guard
George Sweeney ... Man Outside Pub
Mark Wingett ... Man Outside Pub 2
David Baukham David Baukham ... Security Guard
Nick Raggett ... Sandy Butterfield
Simeon Moore Simeon Moore ... Andrew
Richard E. Grant ... Dickie Black
Glenn Hirst Glenn Hirst ... Barman
Kaitana Taylor Kaitana Taylor ... Girl at Bar
Colette Morrow Colette Morrow ... Girl at Bar
Jeanie Gold Jeanie Gold ... Barmaid
Brenda Palmer Brenda Palmer ... Lady on Train
Philippe Pierrard Philippe Pierrard ... Lardo
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Storyline

Vulgar, brash and loud, Dom Hemingway has just been released from prison after serving twelve years for his crime as a safe-cracker working for Ivan Fontaine, who Dom's best friend and associate Dickie Black calls one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Dom left the employ of Lestor McGreevy, a man he generally disliked, to work for Fontaine. Dom could have easily plea bargained with the authorities to give up information on Fontaine for a reduced sentence, he not doing so which resulted in he never again seeing his wife Katherine who died of cancer while he was in prison, and now being estranged from his young adult daughter Evie who sees his choice as his priority of Fontaine over her and her mother. For his silence and giving up twelve years of his life, Dom believes Fontaine owes him and owes him big, and with Dickie by his side, tries to track down Fontaine for that payment. Despite his encounter with a young new ageist woman named Melody, his actions which she vows will lead to... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jude Law (Dom Hemingway)'s partner in the film is named Dickie. In The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Law portrayed a character named Dickie (Greenleaf). See more »

Goofs

When they fly in slow motion (the car accident) the prosthetic hand leaves the screen from the right side and after a couple of frames it enters the screen from the left side. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn: You look like shit, but at least you're standing up, so that's an improvement.
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Connections

References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Fisherman's Blues
(Mike Scott (as Scott)/Steve Wickham (as Wickham))
Published by Dizzy Heights Music Publishing Ltd and Blue Mountain Music
All rights on behalf of Dizzy Heights Music Publishing
Administered by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Emilia Clarke
Produced and Arranged by Tony Gibber
Licensed courtesy of Torchlight Music
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Enjoyable showcase for Law's acting talent
26 April 2014 | by rubenmSee all my reviews

When a film starts with a Shakespearian monologue of several minutes about the qualities of a sexual organ, you know you're in for something special. Hearing Jude Law going on about his penis ('It's a work of art, it should be in the Louvre, it's like a soldier, it can stand up all day') is definitely funny, and makes one admire his acting talent.

In this film, Jude Law is light-years removed from the fine and civilized English gentleman we know from so many of his films. With his Cockney accent, sideburns and streetwise stride, he plays an utterly despicable human being. Dom Hemingway is an egotistic, rude, violent, uncivilized and vulgar criminal. The film starts with his release from jail after twelve years of imprisonment, and shows him in a series of bizarre events, involving colourful characters and outrageous situations.

This could have been enough for a nice film. Hemingway's unsavoury character, and the very colourful way he speaks, are perfect basis ingredients for a hard boiled, no-holds-barred, crime-comedy. Unfortunately, the screenplay writer found it necessary to include a melodramatic side-story, probably intended to show that Hemingway does have a heart, after all. The subplot with his daughter and grandson are an unnecessary attempt to include an emotional dimension in the film. This film doesn't need that. It would have been far better if Hemingway wouldn't have gone soft-hearted over his grandson.

It's an unfortunate flaw for this film, which above all showcases Jude Law's acting talent. His acting is indeed wonderful: Hemingway is completely believable. Law succeeds in creating an outrageous character, without overdoing it. This is an enjoyable film, but nothing more.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dom Hemingway See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,276, 6 April 2014

Gross USA:

$523,511

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,307,599
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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