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The Riot Club (2014)

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Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

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Thomas Arnold ... Escott
... Lord Riot
... Lady Anne
... Miles
... Alistair Ryle
... Alistair's Father
... Alistair's Mother
... Porter
... Lauren
... Hugo
Patrick Barlow ... Don
... George
... George's Mummy
... Eager Chap
... Harry Villiers
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SPOILER: Alistair and Miles, both with aristocratic connections, start their first year at Oxford University though they are very different, Miles is down to earth and happy to have a girlfriend, Lauren, from a lower background whilst Alistair is a snob with aspirations to follow his uncle, a Tory MP. The common bond is that both become members of the Riot Club, a long established elite drinking club priding itself on hedonism and the belief that money can buy anything. Having been barred from most establishments in Oxford they have their annual dinner at the function room in a country pub, where their rowdy behavior angers other patrons though they reimburse Chris, the landlord. They hire a prostitute but she refuses to perform group sex, then one of them rings Lauren, whom they importune to Max's horror. Getting progressively more drunk and ingesting drugs they start to trash the room and, when Chris comes to complain, Alistair savagely assaults him, landing him in hospital. Though ... Written by don @ minifie-1, geo

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Filthy Rich, Spoilt Rotten

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language, disturbing and violent behavior, sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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27 March 2015 (USA)  »

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$808,939 (United Kingdom), 21 September 2014, Limited Release
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Sam Claflin, Freddie Fox and Holliday Grainger have previously starred together in Any Human Heart (2010), where Claflin and Fox also played students of Oxford University, while Grainger portrayed the love interest of both of them. See more »

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When Charlie comes to the pub she is handed a glass of champagne. With different camera angles the champagne flute turns to a shot glass then back to a champagne flute. See more »

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Charlie: I'm really sorry, I don't do more than two visits in a row without a break, so...
Alistair Ryle: What break do you need, if you're just lying there?
Charlie: I'm not just a live version of the sock you wank into.
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Wild Boys
Performed by Duran Duran
Written by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, Roger Taylor, Andy Taylor and John Taylor, © 1984
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd./Gloucester Place Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Ltd.
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An infuriating watch.
16 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to distinguish what's fact and what's fiction in The Riot Club. On one side secret societies will always have their debauchery and initiations, so a level of trouble-making's to be expected. On the other, TRC exaggerates the misbehavior of a notorious Oxford University group. It's a not so fine line between the two. One single dinner event escalates out of control, subjecting the divide between the rich and the working class. The Riot Club's an infuriating watch, with the majority of the club's members basking in their 'importance', looking down on those they believe to be beneath them. The performances are solid, especially from the club's newest members (Sam Claflin and Max Irons), but two thirds of this film is spent focusing on their petty squabbles than relatable facets.


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