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You've run out of options, no school, no job. Steal a car, smash a shop with a heavy car and reap the proceeds! This movie is about underground England. The causes, the benefits, and the result of a life of 'crash and carry.'

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Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)

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Paul W.S. Anderson (as Paul Anderson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sadie Frost ... Jo
Jude Law ... Billy
Sean Pertwee ... Tommy
Fraser James ... Be Bop
Sean Bean ... Venning
Marianne Faithfull ... Bev
Jonathan Pryce ... Conway
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Monkey (as Danny Newman)
Lee Whitlock ... Pony
Ralph Ineson ... Dix
Eamonn Walker ... Peters (as Eammon Walker)
Jason Isaacs ... Market Trader
Chris Constantinou Chris Constantinou ... Yuppie
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Taylor
Melanie Hill ... Sarah
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Storyline

Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on "a British city in the near future" while attempting to avoid a rival gang. Scenes of joyriding and ram-raiding, which attempt to portray the addictiveness of fast driving whilst also showing the downside (the effect on the community and ultimately death) Written by Andrew Welsh <andreww@bnr.ca>

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Crash & Carry


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/mayhem, pervasive language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fosztogatók négy keréken See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,983, 11 February 1996

Gross USA:

$3,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,061
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

All actors had extensive training in stunt driving. See more »

Quotes

Billy: I stole cars at school. Take them over at break. Leave it parked outside the gates and at the end of the day I was the only kid to drive home. I was a fucking hero.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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You Don't Turn Down The Chance to S**g Sadie Frost!
22 February 2000 | by LeeandkateSee all my reviews

This film just plain doesn't work. The protagonists are a bunch of losers - just out for thrills, like joyriders are meant to be, yes - but it attempts to glamourise and politicise them - to give them deeper motives - in a way that completely fails to come across.

Meanwhile, you have the Sean Pertwee character, who's meant to be a sell-out, who is violating the spirit of the life they lead by going 'legit' and forming associations with true organised crime. But instead, next to this bunch of anarchistic, narcissistic overgrown children, he appears to be the only responsible, sympathetic, adult character. Meanwhile, Jonathan Pryce's paternal policeman is completely ineffective in what is meant to be the true adult presence of the film.

There's one scene which epitomises the failings of the film - Billy's rebuff of Jo's attempted seduction by saying sex is too dangerous in the 90's. Never mind that he'd already attempted to chat up a stranger in a club! It reinforces one's perception of him as a big kid unwilling to grow up. . . Characters' actions have to be believable, and his aren't. No wonder one TV version I saw cut the scene short, it's almost embarrassing to watch. Hence the title I've chosen for this review!


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