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Sexy Beast (2000)

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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Winstone ... Gal
Ben Kingsley ... Don Logan
Ian McShane ... Teddy Bass
Amanda Redman ... Deedee Dove
James Fox ... Harry
Cavan Kendall Cavan Kendall ... Aitch
Julianne White ... Jackie
Álvaro Monje Álvaro Monje ... Enrique (as Alvaro Monje)
Robert Atiko Robert Atiko ... Andy
Nieves del Amo Oruet Nieves del Amo Oruet ... Air Hostess
Enrique Alemán Fabrega Enrique Alemán Fabrega ... Pilot
Gérard Barray ... Spanish Official (as Gerard Barray)
José Maria Cano Ramos José Maria Cano Ramos ... Felipe's Friend 1 (as José Ma. Cano Ramos)
Desirée Erasmus Desirée Erasmus ... Jean
Santiago Frias Munoz Santiago Frias Munoz ... Policia 2
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Storyline

Gal, Deedee, Aitch and Jackie, having left behind respective lives of ill-repute, bask in the sun of Spain and in the most essential brand of leisure. A hazy yarn of barbecues, beer and botched hunting expeditions make up their retirements, until a sudden and unforeseen disruption emerges from their past. Enter the childishly violent and hilariously edgy Don Logan. Through a series of side-splitting negotiations and irrevocable acts, retired crook Gal is forced to shake off the rust and accept one last mission, put forth by the menacing Logan, his ex-mentor. A heist of legendary proportion and personal implications, this job should make for one hell of an encore. Written by gjtackach@gmail.com

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There's a bit of the beast in all of us. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestia salvaje See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,356, 17 June 2001

Gross USA:

$6,946,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,045,677
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Winstone (Gal) was also given the option of playing Don. See more »

Goofs

When Gal and Aitch are in the bedroom talking about how Don would handle the fact that Gal didn't accept his request, there is a mic visible on the upper left corner of the frame for the first half of the scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gal: [Gal is sunbathing by poolside] Oh, yeah. Bloody hell. I'm sweating in here. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. It's like a sauna. Furnace. You can fry an egg on my stomach. Ohh, who wouldn't lap this up? It's ridiculous. Tremendous. Fantastic. Fan-dabby-dozy-tastic.
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Crazy Credits

Special thanks to Hammersmith and Fulham Council. See more »

Connections

References 3 Women (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Cuba
Performed by The Gibson Brothers
Original Published by Bleu Blanc Rouge / Zagora
UK Sub-publisher R&E Music Limited
Composed by Daniel Vangarde and Jean Joseph Kluger (as Jean Kluger)
(c) Licensed by Zagora
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One of the scariest bad guys ever, and he's British!!!
13 March 2002 | by jbedfordSee all my reviews

A fantastic British gangster movie that goes for authenticity over 'Mockney' laughs. Continuing where 'Performance' left off (it even features James Fox) this movie has stand-out performances from all of it's cast, with Ben Kingsley (as Don Logan) producing the scariest bad-guy in cinema since Dennis Hopper's 'Frank'. Ray Winstone & Amanda Redmond are perfectly cast, with Winstone flinching superbly from the terrifying aggression exuded by Kingsley and, to a lesser extent, McShane. Ian McShane does a lot to bury his lightweight 'Lovejoy' persona with an excellent, menacing performance that contrasts well against Winstone's thin bravado, but the honours here have to go to Kingsley who is simply stunning, turning in a masterclass performance and proving (once again) that he is a top-drawer actor with every aspect of his character (posture; accent; attitude) finally honed and utterly (appallingly) convincing.

Kingsley's scenes set the movie alight (like the stunning airport sequence, and of course the return to the villa) and it would be interesting to know just how much of the dialogue comes from the excellent script and how much (if any) was improvised. These more aggressive sections are beautifully contrasted by the 'slower' character building sections, which allow Winstone to display his charm to full affect. A superb movie, well worth repeat viewing...


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