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Plastic (2014)

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Sam and Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by a sadistic gangster. They need to raise £2m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.

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Julian Gilbey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Speleers ... Sam
Will Poulter ... Fordy
Alfie Allen ... Yatesey
Sebastian De Souza ... Rafa
Emma Rigby ... Frankie
Thomas Kretschmann ... Marcel
Graham McTavish ... Steve Dawson
Mem Ferda ... Tariq
Michael Bisping ... Kasper
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Ralph (as Charley Palmer Merkell)
Terry Stone ... Clarkson
Melise ... Beth (as Malese Jow)
Ashley Chin ... Dion
Adam Fogerty ... Spencer
David Foxxe David Foxxe ... Harry
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Storyline

Plastic is based on a true story where a gang of friends managed to infiltrate one of the biggest credit card companies in the World and pull off one of the biggest and most audacious Diamond Heists ever committed in British History. Plastic is Catch Me If You Can meets The Italian Job. Written by Terry Stone

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Taglines:

Hustle. Heist. Repeat.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пластик See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£154,441 (United Kingdom), 5 May 2014, Limited Release
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Gateway Films See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Based on a true story See more »

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Featured in Projector: Plastic (2014) See more »

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Where is My Mama At
Written by Elliphant (as Elinor Olovsdotter), Tim Deneve Svedberg & Ted Krotkiewski
Performed by Elliphant
Produced by Jungle
Published by Publishing Company TEN AB
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
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Quite dumb movie that can entertain
11 September 2014 | by idontdodrugsSee all my reviews

I went into this movie without much preknowledge about it. A bunch of college students cover their student loans by doing scams with credit cards. One day they trick the wrong person and a crime boss urges them to pay their debt of 2 million dollars in 2 weeks. That is the basic setup from where the film draws its suspense and interest. I have to say it kind of fails to deliver, though.

The beginning does a good job of filling in the characters and is enjoyable. The characters seem to follow the typical role prototypes. Camera direction is competent, there are very beautiful shots, and the few action scenes are not bad. On a side note, Emma Rigby looks gorgeous in here, although she has a very barbie-like vibe going on. The thought crossed my mind that the movie title actually fit her best...

The actual heist they are planning is a lackluster. In the end, you realize that it is actually dumb, and there are some major plot holes involved. There are moment where you scratch your head wondering how dumb the characters act.

There are tons of alternatives with better script, story and acting. Nevertheless, if you are in the mood for a lightly fun little heist movie, you may watch it. You won't miss something, though.


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