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City of Tiny Lights (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 26 July 2017 (USA)
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In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.

Director:

Pete Travis

Writer:

Patrick Neate
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riz Ahmed ... Tommy Akhtar
Billie Piper ... Shelley
James Krishna Floyd ... Lovely (as James Floyd)
Cush Jumbo ... Melody
Roshan Seth ... Farzad Akhtar
Hannah Rae ... Emma
Antonio Aakeel ... Young Lovely
Reiss Kershi Reiss Kershi ... Young Tommy
Vincent Regan ... Tall Man / Schaeffer
Danny Webb ... DS Cal Donnely
Ram John Holder Ram John Holder ... Trinidad Pete
Damson Idris ... Hakim
Branko Tomovic ... Big John
George Sargeant George Sargeant ... Stuart
Alexander Siddig ... Al-Dabaran
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'City Of Tiny Lights' is a witty gumshoe in contemporary (sub)urban London. When Asian Private Eye, Tommy Akhtar, is put on the trail of missing hooker, Sexy Russian, he begins to expose a series of dark secrets that reveal uncomfortable truths about Tommy's own past and London itself. Written by NDF International

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People call me a snoop. They call me a lot worse. Broken marriages, missing kids. Nothing major, just the sacred and profane. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Room 512 (where Tommy is told Natasha near the start of the film) is perhaps a reference to The Wonderstuff's song of the same name. See more »

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Espresso Midnight Chill
By James Radford
Courtesy of Hummingbird Music UK
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Neither thrilling nor witty
27 March 2019 | by maxcihSee all my reviews

This movie spends a lot of time showing Tommy Aktar sucking on cigarettes and drinking double shots of bourbon. He also goes back and forth to places in London, mostly at night. The back story of relationships with a former friend who is now a young real estate and the widow of his best friend when he was a young man are somewhat interesting...but the script is not written well enough to create tension regarding real estate, a Muslim mullah and a high-priced call girl that has gone missing. Way too long.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,903
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2.35 : 1
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