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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Synopsis

The plot of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels revolves around five likeable, rough diamond characters. When they take part in a serious card game, they believe that everything is under control and that they can only lose what they bring to the table. What they don't realise is that the table is rigged and consequently they find themselves owing twice the amount originally played for - to the infamous 'Hatchett Harry'. This is the catalyst for a series of scams in order to procure a substantial sum of money - quickly. At the same time, they are trying (unsuccessfully) not to break the law.

Concurrently, a group of upper middle-class hippies have cultivated a potent strain of cannabis which is turning into a profitable business venture. When the hippies' stash of money is stolen by a violent gang, chaos ensues as it transpires that the dope growers are working for Rory Brecker a Jamacian crime lord. Rival forces collide and intertwine with riotous results as they frantically chase the money and attempt to exact revenge on each other.

Details

Year
1998
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm
Director
Guy Ritchie
Producer
Matthew Vaughn
Director of Photography
Tim Maurice-Jones
Principal Cast
Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Frank Harper, Laura Bailey and Vinnie Jones
Screen Writer
Guy Ritchie

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Production Company

Ska Productions
c/o Handmade Films
19 Beak Street
London W1R 3LB
Tel: 020 7434 3132
Fax: 020 7434 3143
E Mail: (name)@handmadefilms.co.uk

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