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    Unique ID Code: 0000038535
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    Added on: 20/8/2002 22:57
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    Shiner (UK)

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    Michael Caine as a ruthless boxing promoter in Shiner
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 0 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In his grittiest role since `Get Carter`, Michael Caine delivers a knock out performance as a ruthless boxing promoter in Shiner. Caine returns to his South London roots for a frighteningly believable performance that has been singled out for praise by the critics.
    A British film set and shot in London, Shiner sees Caine return to impressive form as Billy Simpson, boxing promoter come Cockney gangster. A proud, bullying and larger than life character, Billy (Shiner) sees his long awaited chance to make it to the big time by arranging a world title fight between his heavyweight son, Golden Boy, played by Matthew Marsden (`Black Hawk Down`, Coronation Street), and the vicious American champion managed by Shiner`s adversary Frank Spedding Played by Hollywood`s legendary Martin Landau).

    Investing everything he has to make his dream fight become a reality, Shiner is riding high as the preparations are put in place and the TV cameras start rolling.

    As his past starts catching up with, him, however, events begin spiralling out of control and it soon becomes clear that, for Shiner, the fighting and real action have only just begun....

    Special Features:
    Making-of Featurette

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    John Irvin

    Written By:

    Claire Rushbrook
    Frank Harper
    Martin Landau
    Danny Webb
    Andy Serkis
    Frances Barber
    Michael Caine

    Casting By:
    Marilyn Johnson

    Soundtrack By:
    Paul Grabowsky

    Director of Photography:
    Mike Molloy

    Ian Crafford

    Costume Designer:
    Stephanie Collie

    Production Designer:
    Austin Spriggs

    Neil Bowman
    Geoffrey Reeve
    Al Burgess

    Executive Producer:
    Laura Townsley
    Jim Reeve
    Guy Collins
    Barry Townsley

    Momentum Pictures

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