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Not by the Book (2019)

Ask the Cheat (original title)
Ben is caught cheating in his final A-level maths exam by his teacher, Ms Bushnell. In return for not reporting Ben she asks him to do her a favour, help kidnap her cheating husband, a task neither are cut out for.

Director:

Raza Mallal

Writer:

Raza Mallal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Abraham Max Abraham ... Ben
Nicole Faraday ... Ms Bushnell
Martin Trenaman ... Mr Denby
Natasha New Natasha New ... Lucy
Subaig Singh-Kandola Subaig Singh-Kandola ... Jagdeep (as Subaig Singh)
Shifaa Arfan Shifaa Arfan ... Geeta
Jeremy Edwards ... Politician
Bhupinder Singh Bhupinder Singh ... Mo
Matty Roche Matty Roche ... Charity Collector
Leslie Davidoff Leslie Davidoff ... Strange Man
Jourdan Amelia Storey Jourdan Amelia Storey ... Jess
Nick Moran ... Eddie
Bill Blackwood ... Bob
Samuel Jacobs Samuel Jacobs ... Tony
Jena Butler Jena Butler ... Louise
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Storyline

Ben is caught cheating in his final A-level maths exam by his teacher, Ms Bushnell. In return for not reporting Ben she asks him to do her a favour, help kidnap her cheating husband, a task neither are cut out for.

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Even the Disadvantaged Can Be Heroes

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Trivia

Although the lead role was already cast, the director Raza felt something was missing. Overnight he saw Max Abraham on a Mc Donnalds advert. He contacted Max's agent the next day and offered him the role without auditioning him. Even though Max doesn't say a word in the advert, Raza felt that his silence spoke volumes. This leading Max to winning Best Leading Actor in the Fusion International Film festival 2020 along with Martin Trenaman as Best Supporting Role. See more »

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Referenced in Talkinglens Productions Premiere Film Screening 2016 (2016) See more »

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Set Me Free
Lyrics by Samuel J Taylor and Matthew Taylor
Produced by Alan Smith
Performed by Dead Like Harry
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Fabulous!!!
11 August 2020 | by goodmanshimiSee all my reviews

I love this film. So much fun. Great performances and directing. Nicole Faraday is as wonderful as ever. 👏 👏 I can't wait to watch it again.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Test of Trust See more »

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