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The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Video 19 August 2008
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

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Brendan Foley

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Asante ... Dwayne
Julie Cox ... Kate Merrill
Vera Day ... Sadie Miller
'Long Bob' Elvin 'Long Bob' Elvin ... Harry the Hat
Elly Fairman ... Veronica Miller (as Ellie Fairman)
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ... Alistair Forsyth M.P.
P.H. Moriarty ... D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)
Jason Flemyng ... Don Roberts
Shelly Goldstein Shelly Goldstein ... Maud Skenshal
Gareth Hunt ... Roy McBride
Derek Jacobi ... The Tramp / Charles Dickens
Scott James Scott James ... Kev
Ted James Ted James ... Baby Jimmy daCosta
Vinnie Jones ... Mike Sullivan
Allin Kempthorne Allin Kempthorne ... Cedric Skenshal
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Storyline

An ambitious London sports journalist, an enigmatic tramp, and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub. Written by Anon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

U.K. newspaper the Mail on Sunday bought U.K.-only DVD rights and distributed this movie as the "world's first national newspaper premiere" in September 2007. The paper reported sales up by more than three hundred thousand. See more »

Goofs

As Mike is walking out of the police station, a boom mike is visible in the shot for a few seconds. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Condemned (2012) See more »

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Candle and Firelight
Composed & Performed by Tim Garland
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The only Riddle is why on earth did Derek Jacobi appear in it!
19 September 2007 | by davoo-3See all my reviews

A pretty awful film, I'm amazed the likes of Derek Jacobi & Vanessa Redgrave agreed to be in it, it's like an overlong episode from a poor TV detective series.

The biggest flaw has to be Vinnie Jones, he simply can't act, whoever had the bright idea of casting him as a leading man wants their head examining unless he put his own money into the project? He should stick to playing thugs, looking menacing & NOT speaking!

Also was central heating around in Dickens times as there were three big radiators behind his desk??

No wonder they gave this away free with a newspaper as no one would pay to see it.


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