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Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Music | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steven Stelfox
... Roger Waters
... Rebecca
... Darren
... Derek Sommers
... James Trellick
... David Schnieder
... Ross
... Rob Hasting
... Nikki
... Katy
... Rent
... Parker Hall
... Tim
... John


An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

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Make it. Sell it. Kill it. See more »


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Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arkadaslarini Öldür  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Niven actually worked in the music business in the 90s for The Levy Brothers heading up their London office and was no doubt in attendance in real life scenes mirrored in his book. See more »


The film is set in 1997. Stelfox is standing outside the 'Eventim Apollo' (A.K.A. The Hammersmith Odeon). A sign on the building can be seen saying Eventim Apollo, when this film is set the venue was called 'Hammersmith Apollo' it has changed hands several times and did not become the Eventim Apollo until 7th of September 2013. See more »


Steven Stelfox: [from trailer] Imagine you're standing on wafer thin ice. Beneath your feet, you can see sharks circling. These are your colleagues, your friends.
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In the fine print at the end of the credits, it says "No animals or A&R persons were harmed in the making of this film." See more »


Referenced in Film '72: Episode #44.8 (2015) See more »


Blood Hands
Written by Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher
Performed by Royal Blood
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Sex, Drugs and A&R's
19 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Pretty slick dark comedy a bit similar to American Psycho but set in the British music-scene circa 1997 about a A&R man who'll do anything to get a new hit.

Nicholas Hoult does really well in the lead I thought, doing something really different to anything I've seen him in before which mostly have been American films.

It doesn't have any likable characters but it doesn't really need to, that's not really what this movie is about after all it's a (extreme) satire on the music-business and if you are aware of the 90's music-scene you can easily tell some groups that are being poked fun of, but mostly it's about the people behind the scenes.

I can't really say too much more about it than that as I might end up spoiling something, but yeah it's a pretty cool flick, fairly fast paced and with a rocking 90's soundtrack to match.

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