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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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Owen Harris

Writer:

John Niven (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Hoult ... Steven Stelfox
James Corden ... Roger Waters
Georgia King ... Rebecca
Craig Roberts ... Darren
Jim Piddock ... Derek Sommers
Joseph Mawle ... James Trellick
Dustin Demri-Burns ... David Schnieder
Damien Molony ... Ross
Bronson Webb ... Rob Hasting
Ella Smith ... Nikki
Rosanna Hoult ... Katy
Ed Skrein ... Rent
Tom Riley ... Parker Hall
Kurt Egyiawan ... Tim
Hugh Skinner ... John
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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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Lies. Betrayal. Murder. Just another day at the office. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arkadaslarini Öldür See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 »

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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Black comedy
6 August 2015 | by marc27ffmSee all my reviews

I attended the world premier for "kill your friends" at the fantasy film festival in Berlin which was the opening film - and was pleasantly surprised. Usually the open movie is OK, this time it was the best I have seen in the last 15 years going to the fantasy film festival.

I had not read the book on which it is based, had not read the description (as I always go to the opening movie no matter what), so I did not know what to expect.

Kill your friends is about a hotshot in the finding and signing music talent industry who wants to be the department head, however is clueless but very determined. It is an over the top black comedy that has tons of coke and pills, some nudity and gore, and great lines.

I was very entertained and can only recommend the movie. Most likely will get an 16/R rating for the violence, drugs and nudity.


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