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    Unique ID Code: 0000040526
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 1/10/2002 12:44
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    51st State, The (UK)

    6 / 10
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    Nice Wheels. Dirty Deals. And One Mean Mother In A Kilt
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 92 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
    Release Date:

    Nothing could prepare the tough Liverpool underworld for golf-club wielding, kilt-clad Elmo McElroy (Samuel L. Jackson). He`s here on business, and he`s burnt more than bridges back in L.A. Babysitting him is the last thing on local hood Felix`s (Robert Carlyle) mind. He`s just there to go in, get the money, get out. Until suddenly everyone else who`s in on the deal is dead, and the only way to get his hands on the 20 mill is to pair up with a crazy yank with a price on his head - and a talent for destruction...

    Special Features:
    Audio commentary with writer Stel Pavlou
    Making of featurette
    3 production featurettes
    On set video diary
    Interview with Stel Pavlou
    Photo gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    DTS 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Ronny Yu

    Written By:

    Robert Carlyle
    Meat Loaf
    Emily Mortimer
    Robert Jezek
    Nigel Whitmey
    Samuel L. Jackson

    Casting By:
    Nina Gold

    Soundtrack By:
    Darius Kedros
    Casper Kedros

    Director of Photography:
    Hang-Sang Poon

    David Wu

    Costume Designer:
    Kate Carin

    Production Designer:
    Alan MacDonald

    David Pupkewitz
    Stel Pavlou
    Seaton McLean
    Malcolm Kohll
    Andras Hamori
    Jonathan Debin
    Mark Aldridge

    Executive Producer:
    Julie Silverman
    Eli Selden
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Stephanie Davis

    Momentum Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    2 / 10
    A groundbreakingly bad movie that must be seen to be believed.
    It shows itself to be the lazily made amateur nonsense in the first few frames and sadly sinks lower and lower throughout.
    The beginning opens with a small introduction to the characters, but rather than take the time to develop the story and script to let you know who these characters are and what part they play in the plot, a simple label pops up in a freeze frame of each of them stating their name and profession.
    If the plot was even slightly enjoyable or believable then I may have been able to understand the hurry to get into the storyline.
    But it`s not.
    It`s the same old tired rubbish that we`ve seen countless times before.
    The long lingering slow-motion shots of people walking along in long coats accompanied by some out of place hard techno clip, rapid editing and an equally bad script.
    This really is a movie made for kids and morons, and whilst it`s been described as "entertaining drivel", I find quite depressing that this kind of movie sells or even gets made when so many original and innovative movies never see the light of day due to distribution and other financial problems.
    On top of that, the picture`s crap too.
    Do yourself a favour and avoid this garbage.
    posted by Rawshark on 27/10/2002 14:58
    7 / 10
    This is a good movie. There is a few extra features like director`s commentary,featurettes and trailer and more. 7/10.
    posted by LFC_Lad on 27/3/2004 06:18