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The Limey (1999)

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An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writer:

Lem Dobbs
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Wilson
Lesley Ann Warren ... Elaine
Luis Guzmán ... Eduardo Roel (as Luis Guzman)
Barry Newman ... Jim Avery
Joe Dallesandro ... Uncle John (as Joe Dallessandro)
Nicky Katt ... Stacy the Hitman
Peter Fonda ... Terry Valentine
Amelia Heinle ... Adhara
Melissa George ... Jennifer 'Jenny' Wilson
William Lucking ... Warehouse Foreman
Matthew Kimbrough ... Tom Johannson
John Robotham John Robotham ... Rick (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Steve Heinze ... Larry (Valentine's Bodyguard)
Nancy Lenehan ... Lady on Plane
Wayne Pére ... Pool Hall Creep (as Wayne Péré)
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Storyline

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Vengeance knows no boundaries. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengar la sangre See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$187,122, 10 October 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,193,102, 30 January 2000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Artisan Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first song heard in The Limey (1999) is "The Seeker" by The Who. During the 1960s one of The Who's two managers was Christopher Stamp, Terence Stamp's brother. See more »

Quotes

Wilson: How you doin' then? All right, are you? Now look, squire, you're the guv'nor here, I can see that. I'm in your manor now. So there's no need to get your knickers in a twist. Whatever this bollocks is that's going down between you and that slag Valentine, it's got nothing to do with me. I couldn't care less. Alright, mate? Let me explain. When I was in prison - second time - uh, no, telling a lie, third stretch, yeah, third, third - there was this screw what really had it in for me, and that ...
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Soundtracks

King Midas in Reverse
Written by Allan Clarke, Tony Hicks and Graham Nash
Arranged and Conducted by John Scott as Johnny Scott
Performed by The Hollies
Published by Dick James Music Limited
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Limey Is Good And That Is No Lie
9 May 2000 | by meezaSee all my reviews

This is no lime! I mean lie! Director Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey" is one of the most beautifully photographed films I have ever seen. The film stars Terence Stamp who once again readily delivers a terrific performance. The film is about an aging ex-con who tries to avenge the killers who murdered his daughter. Oh blimey! I mean limey! I almost forgot! Peter Fonda executes a very subtle but assenting performance as the mischievous paranoid record executive. However, it is Director's Steven Soderbergh direction that makes this film sweet as lime. Colors reflecting moods, overlapping dialogue intersecting between different scenes, and character thought-provoking facial gestures are all Soderbergh traits that are once again perfected to make every scene work. If you don't believe me, go watch "The Limey" and then you will now that I am not lying. **** Good


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