Shiner

Overview

A minor-league criminal suddenly finds himself in deep trouble in this thriller. Billy "Shiner" Simpson Michael Caine is a man who has spent much of his life making a living by skirting the law, but he thinks he may finally have a legitimate path to the big time managing his son Eddie Matthew Marsden, an up-and-coming boxer nicknamed "Golden Boy." Eddie is set to fight an American champion in a prizefight, and Billy is convinced Eddie can't lose. Even after Billy's daughter Georgie Frances Barber tips off the ...
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Overview

A minor-league criminal suddenly finds himself in deep trouble in this thriller. Billy "Shiner" Simpson Michael Caine is a man who has spent much of his life making a living by skirting the law, but he thinks he may finally have a legitimate path to the big time managing his son Eddie Matthew Marsden, an up-and-coming boxer nicknamed "Golden Boy." Eddie is set to fight an American champion in a prizefight, and Billy is convinced Eddie can't lose. Even after Billy's daughter Georgie Frances Barber tips off the cops that he has been staging illegal underground brawls, Billy is able to convince the police not to arrest him until after Eddie's big bout. But Eddie loses in the second round, and Billy flees the arena with his son in tow. Billy and Eddie are followed by a gunman who shoots and kills the young fighter, and a distraught Billy becomes convinced someone got to Eddie and forced him to take a dive. As Billy tries to avoid both the law and the bookies with money on Eddie, he challenges a number of people he believes might know what really happened, including Eddie's coach Vic Gary Lewis, the down-on-his-luck American promoter Frank Speeding Martin Landau, Mel Andy Serkis, one of Billy's henchmen who can't say where he was when Eddie was killed, and Georgie and her husband.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/2003
  • UPC: 786936206951
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Billy "Shiner" Simpson
Martin Landau Frank Spedding
Frances Barber Georgie
Claire Rushbrook Ruth
Frank Harper Stoney
Andy Serkis Mel
Gary Lewis Vic
Technical Credits
John Irvin Director
Alan Cassie Art Director
Stephanie Collie Costumes/Costume Designer
Ian Crafford Editor
Paul Grabowsky Score Composer
Michael Molloy Cinematographer
Geoffrey Reeve Producer
Austen Spriggs Production Designer
Martin Trevis Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Westley Asst. Director
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer
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