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Johnny Was (2006)

Johnny Was

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Date

September 19, 2006 (DVD)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

First Look Home Entertainment

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  N/A    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mark Hammond

Producer

Ira Besserman, Patrick J. FitzSymons, Brendan Foley, Lars Hermann, Paul Largan, Tom Maguire

Screenwriter

Brendan Foley

Starring

  • Vinnie Jones as Johnny Doyle
  • Patrick Bergin
  • Eriq La Salle
  • Samantha Mumba as Rita
  • Lennox Lewis
  • Roger Daltrey
  • Laurence Kinlan
  • Wilson Jermaine Heredia
  • Mark Asante

Story


Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few well-placed bombs. Unable to escape Brixton, they are trapped together in Johnny's anything-but-safe safe house, sandwiched between a Rastafarian reggae pirate radio station upstairs and a West Indian `Yardie' crack-dealing gangster, Julius, downstairs. As the charismatic Flynn finds common ground with the Yardies, Johnny fights to realize a peace process of his own, but makes the mistake of falling for Julius's girlfriend Rita, causing all-out war. A thriller in the vein of Lock Stock and The Long Good Friday, in which questions of race, morality, identity and loyalty play out against a great sound-track of reggae, rock, new wave and soul.

Pictures (1 photo)


Mark Assante, Laurence Kinlan, Patrick Bergin, Lennox Lewis, Roger Daltrey, Eriq La Salle, Samantha Mumba and Vinnie Jones in Johnny Was

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