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Al's Lads

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Synopsis

It's 1927, the height of the Roaring Twenties, and Chicago is rife with corruption gambling, prostitution and prohibition.

Jimmy and his two Liverpool pals, Dan and Eddie, work as lowly waiters on a luxury liner. Always on the make, the three lads are pinning their hopes on getting enough money to jump ship in New York and start a new life in the USA.

They plan a ruse which nets them six bottles of gin from the ship's stores, which they know will fetch a good price in Prohibition America.

Unwittingly they sell them to two gangsters on the New York quayside, one of whom turns out to be the right-hand man to Al Capone.

It soon becomes clear that the trio have got themselves into a dangerous situation. A further complication is created by Jimmy's attraction to Edith, girlfriend to one of the gangsters.

When Capone's son is kidnapped and the lads are implicated, it's time to get out of town. But not before Jimmy's big fight and a small matter of Dan and Eddie removing the contents of Capone's vault to pay for their trouble.

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
96 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Richard Standeven
Producer
Peter Barnes, Nicholas Kingston
Editor
Justin Krish
Screenwriter
Marc Gee
Director of Photography
Nic Knowland BSC
Music
John Harle
Principal Cast
Richard Roundtree, Marc Warren, Julian Littman, Ralf Little, Stephen Lord

Genre

Production Company

Alchemy Pictures
The Grange
Liverpool Road
Neston
Wirral
Merseyside CH64 7TL
UK

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Company

Vine International Pictures
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Greenacres
New Road Hill
Downe, Orpington
Kent BR6 7JA
UK

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