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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Released: 1998

Character Played: Soap (main character)

Synopsis: A brutally comic tale about a group of London friends who find themselves deep in debt to an East End tough, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is quick-paced, stylized, and highly entertaining. In his debut feature film, director-writer Guy Ritchie weaves a tangled web of shady, blithely eccentric characters and several storylines, all of them coming together in a gleeful explosion of murder and mayhem. When streetwise charmer Eddy (Nick Moran), the son of steely bar owner JD (Sting), botches a gambling scheme with his dad’s nemesis, porn king Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty), he’s got one week to come up with 500,000 pounds or he loses his fingers--and so do his friends Tom (Jason Flemyng), Bacon (Jason Statham), and Soap (Dexter Fletcher). While the pals scheme to make the money, Harry indulges his penchant for valuable antique shot guns, stolen for him by a couple of inept burglars. Soon the missing guns, a paranoid group of marajuana growers, a mean-spirited debt collector (Vinnie Jones) and his young son, and a violent bunch of thugs, are all thrown together in this tightly-woven, genuinely funny story that takes its inspiration from old British comic gangster flicks like The League of Gentlemen and more recent films like Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspects.
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Reviews: Empire | Chicago SunTimes | Channel 4 | Rolling Stone |

Links: IMDb Entry | SnatchWeb fan site | Rotten Tomatoes Entry | Yahoo Group | Trailer

Available Formats: Region 1 DVD | Region 2: Deleted try Ebay | Region 4 DVD | NTSC Video | PAL Video

Character Quotes:
"A little bit of pain never hurt anybody, if you know what I mean."
"Oi! Keep your fingers out of my soup!"
"A minute ago this was the safest job in the world. Now it's turning into a bad day in Bosnia."
"I'd feel safer with a chicken drumstick!"

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