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New Town Killers (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 June 2009 (UK)
Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their ... See full summary »

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Richard Jobson

Writer:

Richard Jobson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Anthony Pearson ... Sean MacDonald
Dougray Scott ... Alistair Raskolnikov
Alastair Mackenzie ... Jamie Stewart (as Alastair MacKenzie)
Charles Mnene Charles Mnene ... Sam
Liz White ... Alice MacDonald
John Gray John Gray ... Homeless Man
Rebecca Palmer ... Woman Loan Shark
Shelley Conn ... Julie Stewart
Neil McNulty Neil McNulty ... Turbonegro Fan
Ruaraidh Murray Ruaraidh Murray ... Gang Leader
Sheila Donald Sheila Donald ... Old Woman
Jamie Michie ... Police Officer 1
Jenny Foulds Jenny Foulds ... Police Officer 2
Leon Butler ... News Footage Police Officer
Edie Jobson Edie Jobson ... TV Presenter
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Storyline

Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives with his sister on a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. She's in debt, he's going nowhere fast. Sean agrees to play for cash. He soon realises he's walked into twelve hours of hell where survival is the name of the game. Written by Independent

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One night. Two killers. Twelve grand. Play the game.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi dolofonoi tou New Town See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,350
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Karen Gillan has a small part in the film as the young woman at the bus station. See more »

Soundtracks

New Town Killers
by Isa & The Filthy Tongues
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Boring, amatuerly made, awful script - Dougray Scott is the only plus point
7 September 2011 | by millerlfcSee all my reviews

This is genuinely one of the worst films I've had to sit through (I've rated over 1,800 films so far and not many have got this low a score). Despite being quite a short film it dragged on for what felt like hours - quite what Dougray Scott was doing in this I'll never know (charity? slumming it?). He does what he can with a poor script, snarling away and making the rest of the cast look poor, but ultimately you don't care about his character or any of the others.

I can appreciate it was made on a budget, but it seems to have also been made with no professional supervision. Every scene was amateur, no sense of timing (I can quite comfortably state this is the worst 'chase' movie I've ever seen) and there isn't enough of a plot to keep anyone interested.


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