It's then up to coincidence and dumb luck to save the day. Are the four heroes good characters, even though they do bad things? Parents need to know that Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- which is the directorial debut of -- is a complex, fast-paced, loony, British crime movie with lots of violence, including guns and shooting, blood, dead bodies, fighting, brief torture, and many threats. His way of diffusing violence with humor still definitely owes a little to Tarantino, but it works. Guy Ritchie brings us a hilarious look into the London criminal underground in one of his earliest features. Four Londoners Jason Flemyng, , Nick Moran, and save up their money to enter their buddy in a high-stakes poker game.
Winston leaves with the drugs; Dog leaves with the two shotguns and the money but is waylaid by Big Chris, who knocks him out and takes everything. Gary and Dean, having learned who bought the shotguns and not knowing that Chris works for Harry, follows Chris to Harry's place. But in retrospect, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels turned out to be much more than that. Movie-savvy teens will likely be aware of the movie, since it's developed a cult following, but parents should be warned that the violence, though light in tone, is still intense. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels : Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. Eddy relays this information to the group, intending for them to rob the neighbours as they come back from their heist. The friends are arrested, but declared innocent of recent events after the traffic warden identifies Dog and his crew as the culprits.
At the time, it looked as if were yet another opportunist cashing in on the fever of the 1990s and indeed, Tarantino's and were even more popular in Ritchie's home of England than they were in America. Look at that one there. Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. The story is a involving a self-confident young who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord in a rigged game of. Rory and his gang arrive instead and a shootout ensues, resulting in the deaths of all but Dog and Winston. Cost me a lot more than ten pound, I can tell you.
. I don't like gratuitous violence. In 2004, named it the 38th greatest British film of all time. One of the characters works in the sex industry and we see various sex toys lying around his office. In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. Rory threatens Nick into giving him Eddy's address, and brings along one of the growers, Winston, to identify the robbers. Meanwhile, Dog's crew accidentally learns that their neighbours are the ones who robbed them, and set up an ambush in Eddy's flat.
In a way the confusion really starts when a pair of antique double-barrelled shotguns go missing in a completely different scam. Chris then arrives to give back the duffel bag, from which he has taken all the money for himself and his son, and which is empty except for a catalogue of antique weapons. The way in which he handles violence and action appealed to me. » Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. The heroes have a celebration in a pub; we see them drinking heavily in a montage, and then passing out.
Returning to see the carnage at their flat and their loot missing, Eddy and his friends head to Harry's, but when they discover Harry's corpse they decide to take the money for themselves. Four Jack-the-lads find themselves heavily - seriously heavily - in debt to an East End hard man and his enforcers after a crooked card game. The film brought Ritchie international acclaim and introduced actors Jones, a former international , and Statham, a former , to worldwide audiences. Rory agrees to the deal, but later learns that the drugs were stolen from his own growers. Before they are able to leave, Chris crashes into their car to disable Dog, and then brutally bludgeons him to death with his car door. Ritchie's camera work is smooth and sprightly, and he has a definite rhythm for slang and profanity in his dialogue.
How does he diffuse the tension? Harry then sends his debt collector Big Chris, who is often accompanied by his beloved son, Little Chris, to ensure that the debt is honoured within a week. In 2000, Ritchie won an from the for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into. This version of the film contains more of each of the characters' backstories, and runs at a total time of 120 minutes. The film ends with Tom's mobile phone, stuffed in his mouth, ringing as he hangs over the side of a bridge, preparing to drop the shotguns into the. The story revolves around four friends who become indebted to the local crime lord after a card game goes horribly wrong. There's copious amounts of blood.
Overhearing their neighbours in the next flat plotting to hold up a group of out-of-their-depth drug growers, our heros decide to stitch up the robbers in turn. Chris delivers the money and guns to Harry, but when he returns to his car he finds Dog holding Little Chris at knife point, demanding the money be returned to him. A television series, , followed in 2000, running for seven episodes including the pilot. Another plus is the film's soundtrack, ranging from reggae to 70's soul. They then have Nick fence the drugs to Rory Breaker, a gangster with a reputation for violence. The film has ratings of 75% on and 66 on.