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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Dom Hemingway
Luca Zoo Franzoni Luca Zoo Franzoni ... Dom's Prison Buddy (as Luca Franzoni)
Richard Graham Richard Graham ... Prison Guard
George Sweeney 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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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.

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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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Recompensa See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$158,330 (United Kingdom), 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,276, 6 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$518,134, 11 May 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In order to gain weight for his appearance in this film, Jude Law drank ten Coca-Colas a day. See more »

Goofs

After Lestor rejects Dom's proposition during the jog along the canal, he is seen walking away and putting his earphones back in. But in the very next scene, his earphones are out again. See more »

Quotes

Dom Hemingway: And that, my friends, is how you open a safe!
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Dom Hemingway (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

O Mio Babbino Caro
Music by Giacomo Puccini (as Puccini ) and lyrics by Giovacchino Forzano (as Forzano)
Published by G. Ricordi & Co. London Ltd.
Performed by Alexia Voulgaridou
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
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Mesmerizing
2 August 2015 | by btm1See all my reviews

I had not intended to watch Dom Hemingway. I never heard about it before it came on while I was tuned to HBO. But its opening scene is hard to ignore. A man in a prison is standing naked while someone (out of the camera view) is giving him a blow job, while the prisoner, who announces that he is the great Dom Hemingway, waxes poetically about the greatness of his cock. Once hooked I couldn't stop watching. Throughout the film Dom speeches have a Shakespeare-like quality about them, not realistic perhaps but fascinating language. I was mesmerized by Jude Law's performance.

The plot involves Dom serving 12 years in prison to protect his crime boss, and his odyssey in pursuit of the reward he feels is his due. Dom has anger management issues and is clearly admired by his fellow prisoners and feared by the civilians who know him. Melody is one of the hookers the crime boss rewards Dom with. Later in the film she reappears as a sort of angelic seer who helps him change his life and his luck.

On his release from prison Dom meets up with an old friend, a criminal named Dickie, who sticks with Dom on his crusade to get his reward for his 12 year sacrifice. Dickie is played magnificently by Richard E. Grant, a British actor who looks a bit like a young Max von Sydow.


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