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Muscle (2019)

Build him up. Tear him apart.

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Gerard Johnson

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Gerard Johnson
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Credited cast:
Craig Fairbrass ... Terry
Lorraine Burroughs ... Crystal
Polly Maberly ... Sarah
Sinead Matthews ... Sandra
Cavan Clerkin ... Simon
Peter Ferdinando ... Ken
Mark Stobbart ... Ronnie
Niall Greig Fulton ... Death Trip
Alfie Dobson ... Gym regular
Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ... Steve Clayson
Ali Cook ... Harry
Amanda Dryden Walker ... Party Girl
Paul Fitzpatrick Paul Fitzpatrick ... Party Goer / Morning After
Mark Mooney Mark Mooney ... Alan
Nick Rowntree Nick Rowntree ... Desk Sergeant
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11 October 2019 (UK) See more »

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ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL UK INDEPENDENT FILMS I'VE SEEN IN YEARS
2 November 2019 | by peteroxleySee all my reviews

I was fortunate to see Muscle at the BFI Festival in London and what a pleasent surprise it was.The story concerns Simon (Cavan Clerkin) an office worker who is going through a mid life crisis and decides to join a gym. It's not long before he meets Terry (Craig Fairbrass) a trainer who offers to get Simon into shape.When Simon's wife leaves home Terry moves in and that's just the start of his problems. Muscle is a taunt,edgy psychological thriller with some brilliant comedy touches.Written and directed by the talented Gerard Johnson (Hyena) it's a film you cant look away from and has you hooked from start to finish.Cavan Clerkin gives a marvelous performance as Simon while Craig Fairbrass gives one of his best screen performances as the dark and chilling Terry not a man to mess with. Well done to all involved.


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