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    Unique ID Code: 0000017929
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 18/5/2001 12:30
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    Shooting Fish (UK)

    8 / 10
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    As con artists they were hard to beat. But they were easy targets for LOVE
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 99 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In their mid-twenties, Dylan (Dan Futterman) and Jez (Stuart Townsend) are two orphans who are over qualified and under employed. Dylan is fast talking Yank. Jez is a tongue-tied technical genius with a bad haircut.

    Tired of the `rich get richer` syndrome they decide to exploit it. Their aim is to make a million pounds each and London is their oyster. They use every coupon, enter every free prize draw, and scam anyone who can afford it.

    But into their lives comes Georgie (Kate Beckinsale) who has her own mission, just as driving, just as inventive, but far more altruistic. She needs money - a lot of money... and in Jez and Dylan she`s struck gold!

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Actor`s Research

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Pro Logic Surround

    Directed By:
    Stefan Schwartz

    Written By:

    Claire Cox
    Nickolas Grace
    Kate Beckinsale
    Stuart Townsend
    Dan Futterman

    Casting By:
    Dianne Crittenden
    Sarah Beardsall

    Soundtrack By:
    Stanislas Syrewicz

    Director of Photography:
    Henry Braham

    Alan Strachan

    Production Designer:
    Max Gottlieb

    Neil Peplow
    Glynis Murray
    Lesley McNeil
    Richard Holmes

    Executive Producer:
    Gary Smith
    Graham Hampson Silk
    Chris Craib

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    7 / 10
    This is wonderful little film, although I have to admit that I am (ever so slightly) biased on the grounds of being totally in love with Kate Beckinsale. The video transfer is OK, and the audio is a little disappointing, but not that noticeable as the film is mostly dialogue based.

    We do get a couple of extra features - a featurette, interviews with the cast & crew, some B-Roll footage (not even worth bothering with) and a few minutes of Actor's Research which is brief but very amusing. Overall, a little disappointing (although I suppose to be expected) on the extras front - especially as some of the material is repeated.

    Extras aside this is a well acted and very amusing film, well worth the purchase as it seems to be offer everywhere at the moment (£8.99 on
    posted by Rich Davies on 14/9/2002 08:31