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Smoking Guns (2016)

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On a Friday afternoon in North London, Jack decides to bet £250 on a horse win treble which, if all three horses win, would net him and his friends a fortune.

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Jack Cameron
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Richard Holt
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Yiannis Papas
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Ian Fairbairn
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Paul McVeigh
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Bektash Ali
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Chris Cameron
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Lucas Barbosa
Jason Duff ...
Pat McDonagh
Terry Scotchmer ...
Zack Anderson
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Friday afternoon in North London, Jack makes one final bet at the bookies. He goes all in for a treble win - A risky gamble at best - but in the event his horse wins all three races, Jack and his friends are set to net a small fortune. When it looks as though the odds are finally turning in Jack's favour, there is a sudden vested interest in his betting slip. Jack must do everything within his power to keep his betting slip out of harm's way and rightfully claim his winnings. Written by SP Distribution

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Bet your life on it!

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Engaging crime thriller with a fresh take on the genre
23 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Smoking Guns is a UK indie crime thriller in the mould of Guy Ritchie's early work, but whilst many films of that ilk feel undercooked, Smoking Guns stands out as an exception. First time helmer Savvas D Michael starts with a simple but smart premise - down on his luck Jack (Tommy O'Neill) needs to win bets on three horse races in a row to get his life back on track (if you'll pardon the pun). Doing so unfortunately attracts the wrong sort of attention from the wrong sort of crowd. The engaging set up lends the film its structure, similar to how Slumdog Millionaire is presented in episodic slices. From there, the edit is pacey, the characters are engaging, and the film alternates effortlessly between tension and comedy, all the while building towards an epic conclusion. Very entertaining and highly recommended. **Full disclosure - I worked on the film, but this is my objective assessment.**


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