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Brighton Rock (2010)

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Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

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Rowan Joffe

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Rowan Joffe, Graham Greene (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Riley ... Pinkie
Andrea Riseborough ... Rose
Helen Mirren ... Ida
John Hurt ... Phil Corkery
Phil Davis ... Spicer (as Philip Davis)
Nonso Anozie ... Dallow
Craig Parkinson ... Cubitt
Andy Serkis ... Colleoni
Sean Harris ... Hale
Geoff Bell ... Kite
Steven Robertson ... Crab
Maurice Roëves ... Chief Inspector
Steve Evets ... Mr. Wilson
Francis Magee ... Pavement Photographer
Adrian Schiller ... Registrar
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An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who deduced that he killed a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent. Written by Anonymous

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Love. Murder. Revenge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anilikos dolofonos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,774, 28 August 2011

Gross USA:

$229,653

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,829,020
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As with Brighton Rock (1948), the ending was changed from the 1938 novel, to have the record player's needle become stuck in a scratched groove, such that Rose hears Pinkie saying "I love you" over and over. However, Author Graham Greene said, "Anybody who had any sense would know that next time Rose would probably push the needle over the scratch, and get the full message." See more »

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Most of the massed scooters look like they're being ridden by the people who own them in real life, rather than the smartly dressed Mods of that era. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 28 January 2011 (2011) See more »

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427th Review: Gothic Mods
11 June 2011 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

While Brighton Rock is receiving a certain amount of stick (geddit?) from critics and reviewers who want to solely compare it to the original - I for one was lost in this - it's evocative, dark, broody, and a nice angsty character study of post-war Britain going hell for leather into the 60s.

This is a film about anger and loss, about opportunity and ambition, and crime - and the elements that Graham Greene satirized so brilliantly in his novel are there - the Catholicism post-Evelyn Waugh, the rise of the working-class with money, and above all, desperate lonely early 20s love.

All in all, the production values, the cameos, the central roles are more than competent - this is a very good British film, and it should be allowed 50 years on to stand on its on. There are a number of excellent iconic scenes, from the scooters, to the bosses; and we liked that it's not just about petty crime or gangs, there's a lot going on here - it's nowhere near in any sense a bad film, and deserves a good audience.


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