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Dom Hemingway (2013)

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After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

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Richard Shepard

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Dom Hemingway
Luca Zoo Franzoni Luca Zoo Franzoni ... Dom's Prison Buddy (as Luca Franzoni)
Richard Graham ... Prison Guard
George Sweeney ... Man Outside Pub
Mark Wingett ... Man Outside Pub 2
David Baukham David Baukham ... Security Guard
Nick Raggett ... Sandy Butterfield
Simeon Moore Simeon Moore ... Andrew
Richard E. Grant ... Dickie Black
Glenn Hirst Glenn Hirst ... Barman
Kaitana Taylor Kaitana Taylor ... Girl at Bar
Colette Morrow Colette Morrow ... Girl at Bar
Jeanie Gold Jeanie Gold ... Barmaid
Brenda Palmer Brenda Palmer ... Lady on Train
Philippe Pierrard Philippe Pierrard ... Lardo
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Storyline

Vulgar, brash and loud, Dom Hemingway has just been released from prison after serving twelve years for his crime as a safe-cracker working for Ivan Fontaine, who Dom's best friend and associate Dickie Black calls one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Dom left the employ of Lestor McGreevy, a man he generally disliked, to work for Fontaine. Dom could have easily plea bargained with the authorities to give up information on Fontaine for a reduced sentence, he not doing so which resulted in he never again seeing his wife Katherine who died of cancer while he was in prison, and now being estranged from his young adult daughter Evie who sees his choice as his priority of Fontaine over her and her mother. For his silence and giving up twelve years of his life, Dom believes Fontaine owes him and owes him big, and with Dickie by his side, tries to track down Fontaine for that payment. Despite his encounter with a young new ageist woman named Melody, his actions which she vows will lead to... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Recompensa See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$158,330 (United Kingdom), 15 November 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,276, 6 April 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$518,134, 11 May 2014
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jude Law gained 30 pounds for his role as Dom. See more »

Goofs

After Lestor rejects Dom's proposition during the jog along the canal, he is seen walking away and putting his earphones back in. But in the very next scene, his earphones are out again. See more »

Quotes

Dom Hemingway: I should fucking kill you, but I fancy a pint instead.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

La Fanette
(Jacques Brel)
Published by Editions Gérard Meys
Performed by Shawn Elliott & Wolfgang Knittel
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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A watered down Bronson.
17 November 2013 | by ArT_of_InSaNiTySee all my reviews

As soon as the film started and Dom (Jude Law) begins a near 2 minute long speech proudly stating his admiration for a certain part of his anatomy, there was only one thing running through my mind; This is incredibly similar Tom Hardy's role as Bronson in the 2008 film; a watered down one.

The accent, the pronunciation and overall persona from Dom Hemingway just screams Bronson. If you haven't seen Bronson then you won't be able to associate it as easily and probably will enjoy the character more. I don't bring it up to in any way discourage Jude Law's performance; it is a great portrayal of a banged up Londoner who's out for financial retribution. A role you really can't associate with Jude Law and he does it justice on so many levels. It's not him that's the problem, it's the character. Not just the Bronson comparison, but the constant ranting throughout the film; full of synonyms and thesaurus like tirades. It becomes very repetitive.

There are some really funny moments, but like with the rest of the film the comedy starts to become slightly tedious. It is Dickie (Richard E Grant) who produces a lot of the witty comedy; he is funny throughout.

Still, a fairly good film with some good performances, violence, comedy, and a story of a hopeful father/daughter reconciliation to add to that.


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