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The Spoiler (2014)

The fractious and dysfunctional Darmoody family embark on a venture into crime when they convince their youngest son to become embroiled in his own fake kidnapping.

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Katharine Collins

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Eden ... Jesse Darmoody
Perry Fitzpatrick ... Freddie Darmoody
Keith Dunphy Keith Dunphy ... Cody Bunting
David Gant ... Tobias Darmoody
Joana Metrass ... Ruri Lima
Jennifer Evans Jennifer Evans ... Helen Swanson
Luke de Woolfson ... Seymour Swanson
Ben Adams Ben Adams ... Oakes
Philip Barantini ... Sunderland
Mateo Rufino ... Javier Abano
Dudley O'Shaughnessy Dudley O'Shaughnessy ... Gentle Joe
Greta Mendez Greta Mendez ... Maria Abano
C.H. Trafford C.H. Trafford ... Armand Engstrom
Chris Machari ... Dr. McHale
Philip Hurd-Wood ... Phil Harper
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Amid the walls of an opulent mansion the adult children of the fractious and dysfunctional Darmoody family gather to the bedside of their frail and sickly father for what may be his final months. Jesse Darmoody, the youngest and most morally conscious and emotionally clean, of the family is bordering on the bliss of life's new journey as he escapes his family home and heads to university. The forlorn state that seeps into him upon hearing the news of his father's latest heart attack seems as much about the thought of returning to the home and family he has just escaped as it is about his father's failing health. Jesse's older siblings, their dim but decorative partners, trophy wives and the rest of the extended family are an ungodly bunch of apples, all in one way or another rotten at their core; A select group of deeply charmless individuals and slippery bastards either permanently unemployed and in desperate need of cash, beset by drinking problems and drug addictions, as well as a ... Written by Katharine Collins

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP55,000 (estimated)
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