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Who Needs Enemies (2013)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 29 November 2013 (UK)
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When ex-boxer Tom Sheridan agrees to hire his strip club out to lifelong friend and colleague Ian Levine he soon discovers the private party involves something so atrocious that it sparks a bloody feud between the two old friends.

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Peter Stylianou

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Peter Stylianou
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael McKell ... Ian
Ian Pirie ... Tom
Emma Barton Emma Barton ... Catherine
Kris Johnson ... Chris
Glen Fox Glen Fox ... Mark
Tom Carey Tom Carey ... Tony
Victoria Donovan ... Vicky
Nick Lavelle ... Olav
Donna Preston ... Betty
Benjamin Stapleton Benjamin Stapleton ... Big Jay (as Ben Stapleton)
Daniel Pirie Daniel Pirie ... Adam
Andrew Oprhanides Andrew Oprhanides ... 1St Exquisite Security
Charlie Rawes ... 2Nd Exquisite Security
Jane Price-Stephens Jane Price-Stephens ... Sophie
Debbie Clark Debbie Clark ... Louise
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Tom Sheridan has risen through the London underworld and now owns a thriving nightclub. When Ian, an old friend and former colleague, asks to use the club for a private party, Tom agrees. But when he finds out that the party involved prostituting children to wealthy pedophiles, Tom sets out to make him pay. When Ian retaliates to Tom's retribution, a bloody war breaks out in London. Very strong language. Written by Anonymous

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Be careful who your friends are.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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English

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29 November 2013 (UK) See more »

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Red Guerilla Films See more »
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When Tom and Tony are talking (the first time) about Tony's girl being stabbed Tony says the "bullet" just missed her heart. Later on it is said the knife just missed her heart. See more »

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Chris: You can't trust anyone these days.
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Music by Cass
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A Different Type Of British Gangster Film
12 May 2016 | by sportsbros808See all my reviews

I am a sucker for British Gangster movies so when I got a look at "Who Needs Enemies" I was pretty psyched. While most films in this genre kind of stick to a set storyline, Who Needs Enemies adds something more; awesome cinematography.

This film is beautifully shot and some of the scenes deserve to be framed and hung on a wall. Director, Peter Stylianou does an excellent job of framing and pacing and Andre Govia (cinematographer) wrings every bit of emotion out of each shot. The colors range from warm yellows and browns to cold blues and greys so seamlessly that it keeps the story going.

Now make no mistake, as beautiful as this film is, it is also incredibly violent. Something that I also like in my crime movies. The plot is one of old friends turning on each other and in the seedy underworld that pretty much means that someone has to die.

Tom Sheridan, played by Ian Pirie, is a gangster who owns a successful strip club in London. His old friend, Ian (played by Michael McKeil) rents out the club for a private party all seems well. Unfortunately, there are some unspeakable acts going on during the party and Tom decides to get revenge on his old mate.

Not to give too much away, but this feud starts an all out war on the streets of London as the body count rises.

The entire cast is not well known but they deliver solid performances. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them are connected guys. Overall this is a beautifully violent film that takes the British Gangster genre to a new level. Very much recommended.


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