An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.


Guy Ritchie


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Michael Pearson
Charlie Hunnam ... Ray
Michelle Dockery ... Rosalind Pearson
Jeremy Strong ... Matthew
Lyne Renée ... Jackie
Colin Farrell ... Coach
Henry Golding ... Dry Eye
Tom Wu ... Lord George
Chidi Ajufo ... Bunny
Hugh Grant ... Fletcher
Simon R. Barker Simon R. Barker ... Frazier (as Simon Barker)
Eddie Marsan ... Big Dave
Jason Wong ... Phuc
John Dagleish ... Hammy
Jordan Long ... Barman


A talented American graduate of Oxford, using his unique skills, and audacity, creates a marijuana empire using the estates of impoverished British aristocrats. However, when he tries to sell his empire to a fellow American billionaire, a chain of events unfolds, involving blackmail, deception, mayhem and murder between street thugs, Russian oligarchs, Triad gangsters and gutter journalists. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (

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Criminal. Class.


Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language throughout, sexual references and drug content | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Some facts from the wardrobe department:
  • Colin Farrell's glasses were vintage, sourced from a private eye wear company.
  • Colin Farrell and The Toddlers wear custom track suits.
  • Hugh Grant's glasses were Ray Bans. The costume department replaced the frames' lenses to red-tinted ones in order to give his character a sinister feel. According to Hugh Grant, dark red therefore became a signature of the character, leading to his oxblood coat and overall color scheme.
  • Guy Ritchie loved Henry Golding's Louboutin shoes so much he redirected the scene photography to showcase them in frame.
  • All of Charlie Hunnam's shoes were custom for the film.
  • According to Colin Farrell, the reason why Coach and The Toddlers dress similarly is because Coach wanted to give the boys, mostly wayward misfits, "a sense of uniformity."
  • Most of Ray's wardrobe was not from the costuming department- but, rather, from Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie shopping in London as character research.
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Fletcher (Hugh Grant) shows Ray (Charlie Hunnam) a video of a conversation at a football match. After it's over, and making a point, Fletcher places his left hand on Ray's thigh. Ray has his hands clasped together in front of him. When the scene cuts to a close-up, Ray's right hand is suddenly on his thigh, right behind Fletcher's hand, with no time for it to have moved there. See more »


Mickey Pearson: [as Mickey walks into the bar] Bobby.
Barman: Boss?
Mickey Pearson: I'll have a pint and a pickled egg.
Barman: Coming straigt up.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits scroll for about one minute. After that, the full uncensored music video for the in-film song "Box in the Bush" by the Toddlers plays on one side of the screen, with the credits on the other side. See more »


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Written by Slim Kid 3 (as Tre Hardson), J. Swift (as John Martinez), Fatlip (as Derrick Stewart), Imani (as Emandu Wilcox)
Performed by The Pharcyde
Courtesy of Craft Recordings
A division of Concord
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Hugh, you beautiful phuker, I wanted to play the ukelele with your lips
20 January 2020 | by paulspencer-90394See all my reviews

You could practice with your hands for exactly the same amount of hours, but that still wouldn't make you Liberace. Some people, whether its cooking, tennis, or snooker, seem to put balls in pockets with ease. And so it is with some actors.

In this film, High Grant and Colin Farrell shine, and they have some big hitters around them.

If you've seen a Guy Ritchie film before, you know exactly what you are getting. Fast edits, narrative overlay in slow motion, punchy dialogue with multiple storylines, and this film does the usual. In some ways its directing style detracts from the film as a whole. Static camera, actors on their marks, quick shots, twenty cuts, fast speaking, and Ritchie letting you know you are watching a Ritchie film. But I still like it.

And the reason was Hugh and Colin. They shine in every scene, no matter where they are in the shot, you cant help but look at them, If there is a sequel, make it about these two, the Sutch and Bumdance of London, and it will win everything.

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Release Date:

24 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,651,884, 26 January 2020

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2.39 : 1
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