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Schemers (2019)

His football career over, Davie starts promoting gigs in Dundee with two friends, leading to a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden show. Out of his depth and in debt with gangster Fergie, Davie needs to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor Berry Conor Berry ... Davie
Sean Connor ... Scot
Grant Robert Keelan ... John
Tara Lee ... Shona
Kit Clark Kit Clark ... Wullie McClean
Blair Robertson ... Pike
Mingus Johnston ... Kenny
Paula Masterton Paula Masterton ... Anne
Carolyn Bonnyman Carolyn Bonnyman ... Moyra
Richard Hazlehurst Mason ... Rod Smallwood
Alastair Thomson Mills ... Fergie
Reanne Farley ... Chrissy
David Izatt David Izatt ... Malky
Shend ... Burton
Jim Sweeney ... Father Vetrianio


Davie (Conor Berry) is a dreamer from the council schemes, constantly hustling for his next buck, then losing it on the horses. After a football injury, Davie falls for trainee nurse Shona (Tara Lee) and tries to impress her by running a disco. Along with friends John and Scot, the trio start promoting bands - culminating in a hugely ambitious Iron Maiden gig at the Caird Hall, Dundee. With ambition so grand they go deep in debt with Fergie, a gangster of legendary violence. Davie needs to use every trick to pull off the biggest scheme of his life.

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Always let ambition blind ability.


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8 May 2020 (UK) See more »

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Davie: Stick on Iron Maiden here, sell the place out, pay back crazy-eyes and his band of merry nut jobs... make a tidy profit.
Scot: And we all live happily ever after?
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Fast-paced Award-Winning Debut Feature
27 September 2019 | by Discount_Roger_EbertSee all my reviews

Fast-paced Award-Winning Debut Feature - doesn't let you come up for breath. A lot of the talent lies within the editing and acting. The exterior shots of Dundee, Scotland are quite stunning. Saw earlier reviews comparing it to the likes of cult classics, Trainspotting & Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in terms of edit and use of v/o - if you like these films, you'll love this! Came to watch Kerry Browne - only disappointed I didn't see more of her.

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