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UK: Winchester Film Distribution
Cast: Neil Morrissey, Donnie Wahlberg, Adrian Dunbar, Claire Forlani, Michael Rapaport, Amanda Plummer, Pete Postlethwaite, Saul Rubinek, Mark Thomas, James Collins, Louis Di Bianco, Jaya Johnston, Tony Johnston, Shawn Lawrence, Audrey Lupke, Bill MacDonald, Rosalba Martinni, Peter Mensah, Gerry Salsberg, Justin Sannella
Director: John Bradshaw
Countries: Canada / USA
UK: 96 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate violence
UK Release Date: 26 December 2003
Two small time English con men, Andy (Neil Morrissey) and Pete (Adrian Dunbar), are mistaken for a pair of hit men in the heart of Chicago, hired to bump off mob chiefton Ben Cutler (Pete Postlethwaite). Instead of clearing the matter up and wisely fleeing, the men try to take advantage of the Crime Boss who is hiring them. Relying on wit, nerve and a sociopathic impulse just this side of Caligula, the two are able to swindle the mobster out of a fair amount of cash without ever coming in contact with him.
Just as they are about to flee home to England, Chicago's Franco D'Amico (Louis D'Bianco) drops in for a visit to see how the hired guns are doing. Things quickly go from bad to worse and Andy and Pete find themselves in the unwilling company of D'Amico doing the kind of socialising only the criminally insane engage in.
Things complicate even further when the real hit men, Tommy (Michael Rapaport) and Terry (Donnie Wahlberg), show up. Now Andy and Pete are not only in a life-threatening situation, but the real hitman Terry falls for Ben Cutler's daughter (Claire Forlani).
Add to the mix the target of the assassination and another love interest for one of the con men and you have a terrific comedic thriller in the style of LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and PULP FICTION.