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High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

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A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for two million dollars.

Director:

Mel Smith

Writers:

Kim Fuller (story), Georgia Pritchett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Shannon
Mary McCormack ... Frances
Kevin McNally ... Mason
Mark Williams ... Tremaine
Danny Dyer ... Danny
Michael Gambon ... Kerrigan
Darren Boyd ... Ray
Simon Scardifield Simon Scardifield ... Tony
Len Collin Len Collin ... Barry
Jane Partridge Jane Partridge ... Receptionist
Jason Griffiths ... Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma Ranjit Krishnamma ... Doctor
Mark Meadows Mark Meadows ... Romantic actor
Ben Walden ... Bloodied actor
Michael Attwell ... Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)
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Storyline

Two best girlfriends, Shannon (Minnie Driver) and Frances (Mary McCormack), living in London, suddenly find themselves battling wits with seasoned criminals when they decide to blackmail the culprits of a bank heist in their neighborhood rather than reporting the crime to the Police. Refusing to be played by this new competition and give up the demanded two million dollars, the leaders of the gang of robbers, Mason (Kevin McNally ) and Kerrigan (Sir Michael Gambon), decide to start playing dirty tricks, threaten violence and counterfeit money in an effort to throw the two women off course. When the blackmail and counter attacks hurt an innocent bystander, the kooky best friends must use their friendship to empower each other to lure the hardened criminals into a risky trap. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

A life of crime has never looked so attractive See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verbrechen verführt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,512, 28 October 2001

Gross USA:

$228,194

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,340,411
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO (Mel Smith): Pushing past Mason (Kevin McNally) at the train station while he is trying to explain to the ticket collector why he doesn't have a ticket. See more »

Goofs

When Frances leaves Danny's flat, she closes the door. But when Danny returns, it's wide open. See more »

Quotes

Frances: Listen Danny. We know ya done that bank job... We want 300 grand or... or what? Or I don't get my Mercedes?
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Crazy Credits

The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

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We Come One
Written by Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo Armstrong), Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz
Performed by Faithless
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Implausible but fun.
12 April 2004 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

This movie starts out unremarkable, but it gets better, so stick with it. It is alternately silly (mostly in the first and last 15 minutes) and edgy (in the middle), but if you can ignore the various implausibilities (why would such a well-organized and highly professional team of robbers have such a moron as their lookout in the first place?) it's fun, with engaging performances particularly by Minnie Driver and Kevin McNally (who does the right thing by playing his role straight). In any case, it is much better than the very similar and mean-spirited "Beautiful Creatures" from the same year. (**1/2)


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