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Instant Death (2017)

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A vicious gang war for drug dominance draws in a disturbed Special Forces veteran John Bradley. Trying to adjust to normal life and haunted by inner demons of a violent past, the ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
John Bradley
Tania Staite ...
Jade Fearon ...
Levi James ...
Jason Bailey ...
Angus Brown ...
Michael James MacMahon ...
Colonel Neal
Sophie Wembridge ...
Craig Malpass ...
Tony Banham ...
Inspector Fisher
John Chapman ...
Steve Speak ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Bennett ...
Police Telecoms Engineer / Armed Police Officer / Drug Factory Worker
Keegan Broad ...
Restaurant Customer


A vicious gang war for drug dominance draws in a disturbed Special Forces veteran John Bradley. Trying to adjust to normal life and haunted by inner demons of a violent past, the underworld's retribution on his last connection to humanity, a daughter and grandchild leads to a descent of fury and violence that not even the brutality of gangland is prepared for. Written by Raging Pictures

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2 May 2017 (USA)  »

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2.35 : 1
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In a 2015 interview Lou Ferrigno (aged 63 at the time) explained he was taught all the action techniques used on screen in INSTANT DEATH by the Director Ara Paiaya. See more »

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Obviously Jason And Ray Didn't Want To Appear In This Rubbish
2 May 2017 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

An ex=special forces soldier John Bradley visits his daughter in London who lives on a rundown estate. While there he witnesses a murder carried out by local thug Razor and Razor and his gang don't take kindly to witnesses


It's fairly obvious who Ara Paiya wanted in this movie . Jason Statham as John Bradley and Ray Winstone as Razor. It becomes fairly obvious why Statham and Winstone turned the film down because this is obviously straight to DVD fair with one of the most deranged screenplay's you will see. From the outset things fall apart very quickly with an opening scene set in a psychiatric hospital in America with Bradley discussing his life with a Doctor. It's painfully obvious the actor ( I use that word in its loosest term ) playing the Doctor is British due to his laughably bad accent. Then the action cuts to London . Okay it's not impossible an American special forces soldier has a daughter with a London who lives on an estate but seems unlikely. It's also not impossible a former American soldier just happens to be on first name terms with a British army Colonel since the British and American forces fought alongside one another in Iraq and Afghanistan. What is unlikely is every other plot turn like Bradley surviving an early murder attempt then nonchalantly turning up at his daughter's flat as if nothing has happened. Was it written as it went along ?

Did I mention the casting ? Since the production team couldn't get Statham and Winstone that hasn't stopped the director being naughty because I genuinely thought Ray Winstone had been cast as Razor from the trailer. That was in fact the main reason I watched INSTANT DEATH and wondered why his name didn't appear in the opening credits. In fact I was ready to alert the scientific community that cloning is now possible and Jerry Anderson has the exact same DNA as Ray Winstone but as I said no established name actor would want to appear in this. There's a few contenders for worst performer and my nomination goes to the bloke playing Colonel Neal who has never appeared in anything prior to this and has probably spent most of his life pointing at maps in his geography class

But despite the casting director scouring every group of carol singers in London don't kid yourselves this is some sort of good natured parody. INSTANT DEATH is mean and nasty. It involves anal rape , blinding and child murder. If it's entertaining in anyway it's entertaining for all the wrong reasons. You can understand Jason and Ray throwing the script in the bin and the DVD will soon be put in the same location

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