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London Boulevard (2010)

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An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.

Director:

William Monahan

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Mitchel
Keira Knightley ... Charlotte
David Thewlis ... Jordan
Anna Friel ... Briony
Ben Chaplin ... Billy Norton
Ray Winstone ... Gant
Eddie Marsan ... DI Bailey
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr. Raju
Stephen Graham ... Danny
Ophelia Lovibond ... Penny
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Whiteboy
Velibor Topic ... Storbor
Lee Boardman ... Lee
Alan Williams ... Joe
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Anthony Trent
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Storyline

Fresh out of prison, Mitchel wants nothing to do with crime but accepts a kip from Billy, a marginal grafter, and accompanies Billy on rent collection trips. He's also old school, wanting revenge on two youths for assaulting a mendicant he's befriended. He's got a strung-out sister to protect, and he's offered a job protecting a famous actress from paparazzi. The plot lines join when Michael finds himself attracted to the actress and Billy's Mob boss, Gant, finds ways to force Michael work for him. He also warns Michael off revenge against the assailants of his friend. What are Michael's options: is there any way to avoid Gant, protect his sister, and find a path to love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Not every criminal wants to be one.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Boulevard de Londres See more »

Filming Locations:

Dulwich, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,431, 13 November 2011

Gross USA:

$16,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,644,108
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the Bluray disc, William Monahan stated the scene between Gant (Ray Winstone) and DI Bailey (Eddie Marsan) was shot at a specific point next to the River Thames because it was important to him. However, he did not reveal to anyone why. It appears to be the exact same spot that "Alex DeLarge" (Malcolm McDowell) is beaten by all the old winos and bums after his treatment in "A Clockwork Orange". See more »

Goofs

When the camera angle switches between the two main characters while they are in a moving van, the difference in speed of passing scenery is very noticeable. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: [to Mitchel] You. You're out.
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Connections

Referenced in RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) See more »

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Street Girl
Written by Cliff Twemlow (as P. Reno)
Performed by The Electric Banana
Courtesy of DeWolfe Music
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Solid movie
6 May 2012 | by NotumforceSee all my reviews

Im no expert so I'm not gonna use many words.

But if you like slick crime drama then this is the movie for you. Good actors, solid screenplay , and Keira Knightley And Colin Farrel had a very good chemistry on stage. And i really like David Thewlis more for every movie i have seen him in.

The movie do has some negatives but i truly don't think they will impact so much they could maybe sharpened the story a tiny bit more. And maybe chosen someone other than Ray Winstone for his part. Also the settings was maybe to shallow.

Anyway solid movie for a Sunday afternoon .


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