Back in Business

Overview

U.K. director Chris Munro's wicked satirical comedy Back in Business dissects and excoriates the slimy underbelly of British capitalism with a look at several high-rolling English con artists and the brouhaha surrounding their latest national scam. Joanna Taylor (Post Impact) and screen legend Brian Blessed (I Claudius) play, respectively, press officer Fiona Arlington Spencer and press chief Trevor Pilkington. As the byzantine story opens, the duo leaks to the public news of Britain's latest contribution to the ...
See more details below
DVD
$22.91
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$24.99 List Price
Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (7) from $2.64   
  • New (4) from $13.87   
  • Used (3) from $2.64   

Overview

U.K. director Chris Munro's wicked satirical comedy Back in Business dissects and excoriates the slimy underbelly of British capitalism with a look at several high-rolling English con artists and the brouhaha surrounding their latest national scam. Joanna Taylor (Post Impact) and screen legend Brian Blessed (I Claudius) play, respectively, press officer Fiona Arlington Spencer and press chief Trevor Pilkington. As the byzantine story opens, the duo leaks to the public news of Britain's latest contribution to the space race: 'The Explorer,' an interstellar vehicle allegedly capable of mining an energy-rich substance on a foreign planet, that could thus save the Earth's energy crisis once and for all. In reality, the two "entrepreneurs" share the morals of an alley cat and a desire to shake down as many venture capitalists as they can find, illustrated by their previous success: conning a series of international businessmen into buying shares of British national landmarks, as a means of rescuing the Brit economy. And in reality, the 'Explorer' doesn't even exist - it represents only the latest in an endless series of paper-thin manipulative schemes. To help pull this one off, Fiona and Trevor reel in a number of accomplices: Fiona's uncle, Lord William Arlington Spencer (Martin Kemp); techie and computer hacker Travis Marks (Stefan Booth), the son of William's Cambridge buddy Thomas Marks (Chris Barrie, and then Thomas himself. They plan to use the "invention" to wheedle billions out from under the noses of the Chinese - but fail to anticipate the interference of a nosy policeman (Dennis Waterman) or of an irate group of Russian mobsters, who - upon smelling a rat - demand to see the Explorer with their own eyes.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Behind the scenes; Audio commentary; Story board to film comparison; Poster design flip chart; Production team interview; Poor Man's process commentary; Music commentary; Director, Producer and Cast interviews; Stills gallery; Trailer
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • UPC: 066805308512
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Bfs Entertainment
  • Time: 1:22:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,680

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Kemp Spencer
Chris Barrie Marks
Brian Blessed
Joanna Taylor Fionna
Stefan Booth Travis
Frank Thornton
Togo Igawa
Stephen Greif
Laurentiu Possa
Rocky Taylor
Dennis Waterman Jarvis
Roy Squires Fire Appliance Driver
Mark Thomas Conductor
Technical Credits
Chris Munro Director, Screenwriter
Beth Charkham Casting
Andrew Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Jennifer Daly Associate Producer
Ian Differ Editor
Gary Ford Casting
Neil J. Gardner Producer
David D. Garlick Executive Producer
Martin Kenzie Cinematographer
Peggy R. Longhurst Executive Producer
Andrew MacRitchie Editor
Gemma O'Neill Associate Producer
Delman T. Ross Executive Producer
Mark Thomas Score Composer
Simon Waters Production Designer
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Back in Business
2. Marks & Spencer [8:47]
3. Deal [6:59]
4. Hostage [4:40]
5. The Plan [6:09]
6. The Explorer [9:09]
7. Spying [7:37]
8. A Masterpiece [5:57]
9. Escape [9:38]
10. The Money [4:10]
11. Thank You [3:33]
12. Marks & Spencer [:58]
13. End Credits [7:13]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Disc #1 -- Back in Business
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes
      Back in Business Trailer
      Music Commentary
      Storyboard to Film Comparison
      Poster Design Flip Chart
      Production Team Interviews
      Poor Man's Process Commentary
      Audio Commentary: On/Off
      Director, Producer and Cast Interviews
         Dennis Waterman Interview
         Martin Kemp Interview
         Brian Blessed Interview
         Stefan Booth Interview
         Director Interview
         Director & Producer Discussing Joanna Taylor
         Producer Discussing Chris Barrie
      Stills Gallery
   Credits
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously