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The Guvnors (2014)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 24 June 2014 (UK)
The Guvnors is a violent thriller set amongst the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.

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Gabe Turner

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Gabe Turner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charley Palmer Rothwell ... Trey (as Charley Palmer Merkell)
Jay Simpson ... Neil
Tom Davis
Vas Blackwood ... Bill
Martin Hancock ... DC Meyler
Rochelle Neil ... Steph
Doug Allen ... Mitch
David Essex ... Mickey Snr
Paul Reynolds ... Big Tone
Lorraine Stanley ... Cheryl
Susan Fordham ... Public
Harley Sylvester ... Adam
Jumayn Hunter ... Woods
Melanie Gutteridge ... Angie
Lee Nicholas Harris ... Policeman PC492
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Storyline

The Guvnors is both love letter and hate mail to the alpha male. This story's alpha is Mitch who lives buried in suburban London, having turned his back on his previous life of casual violence and intimidation as part of a legendary South East London firm. In the modern day he's the doyen of respectability and quiet confidence, but Mitch used to be a Guv'nor. This film holds a mirror up to Mitch and shows him the monster once again, buried deep in both DNA and psyche, desperate to break out and wreak havoc. Written by Anon

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Revenge is its own executioner

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoodies vs. Hooligans See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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2.35 : 1
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The low scores on IMDb need to stop
12 January 2015 | by liliputian7See all my reviews

Honestly, I'm surprised. I saw the name of this and decided to watch it, for no real reason, and after watching I checked out the IMDb page (as I usually do.) Seeing that this movie is 5.4/10 inspired me to create an account, finally.

This is a carefully-shot and thickly-written story which, despite some clear clichés, gets across what it wants to get across succinctly. Sometimes, the pace and storytelling gets blocky and unorthodox, but it's still altogether solid. The use of color, the acting, the dialogue, it's all enjoyable and not at all a bad mixture. I was expecting at least a 7/10. Odd.


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