Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Cast: Sadie Frost, Jude Law, Sean Pertwee
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Though not as successful as Trainspotting (1996) or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), this high-energy, kinetic crime thriller belongs in the same British New Wave category as those later films. In a decaying British city of the near future, Billy (Jude Law) is an ex-con adrenaline junkie dating a Belfast native, the thrill-seeking Jo (Sadie Frost). Billy and Jo are the leaders of a teen gang of "ram-raiders," car thieves who jack an automobile, ram the vehicle through the front of a store, and steal whatever booty they can carry before the authorities arrive. A typical ram raid ends up in a high-speed pursuit by the police, which is all a part of the game for Billy, Jo, and their followers. However, a local drug lord, Tommy (Sean Pertwee) doesn't like the teen crooks infringing on his business. His opposition to their scheming leads to a deadly car race that plays out like a game of post-modern "chicken." Following the release of Shopping (1994), writer-director Paul Anderson went in a different direction than contemporaries Guy Ritchie and Danny Boyle, opting to create slick Hollywood science fiction films such as Mortal Kombat (1995), Event Horizon (1996), and Soldier (1998).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/2011
UPC: 0891635001902
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Severin
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 87,475

Special Features

Audio commentary with director Paul W.S. Anderson and producer Jeremy Bolt; Featurette with Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt; EPK featuring interviews with Jude Law, Sadie Frost, and Paul W.S. Anderson; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sadie Frost Jo
Jude Law Billy
Sean Pertwee Tommy
Jonathan Pryce Conway
Sean Bean Venning
Marianne Faithfull Bev
Lee Whitlock Pony
Jason Isaacs Market Trader
Tilly Vosburgh Mrs Taylor
Brian Croucher Billy's Dad
Sarah Phillips Reporter
Sidney Cole Policeman
Chris Armstrong Policeman
Leon Black Kid
Philip Bagenal String Quartet
Barrington Pheloung Conductor

Technical Credits
Paul W.S. Anderson Director,Screenwriter
Jeremy Bolt Producer
Laurie Borg Producer
Howard Burden Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Gottlieb Production Designer
Tony Imi Cinematographer
Simon Moseley Asst. Director
Barrington Pheloung Score Composer
David Stiven Editor
Alan J. Wands Asst. Director

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Shopping 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS A SWEET MOVIE, I highly recommend it