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Malicious Intent

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Synopsis

Joe Doherty, a recently suspended policeman, under investigation following the death of a suspect in custody has another thorn in his side, and Dudley, his younger brother who, preferring the seedy world of drugs and dirty money, rip off crime boss Jimmy McCarthy.

Three days later, during a party at Joe's house, two heavies arrive to kill Dudley, but a case of mistaken identity leaves an innocent dead. Dudley's plans to run are heightened, but he must wait for the proceeds from his dealer friend Ashraf. He blackmails Joe into getting rid of the body. We flash back in Dudley's mind to Jimmy McCarthy's bar; Dudley is almost drowned at the hands of Jimmy's bodyguards and a coke gun. Jimmy gives him a chance to redeem himself and return the goods.

Joe is close to breaking point, changes his mind about dumping the body and confronts his amoral sibling with the intent of involving the police. But coupled with the investigation of the case and the latest murder, Dudley finds it easy to manipulate him and buy more time.

Ashraf is concerned for his own safety, but agrees to help by sending a courier with some money. Unfortunately the courier never makes it as Jimmy McCarthy and his heavies arrive first. Jimmy, angry and frustrated, with a bloodied, yet stubborn, Dudley, orders the torture of a bound Joe. A plastic bag is pulled tight over a helpless Joe's head. Dudley, with no other choice, grabs a hidden gun and opens fire....

Details

Year
2002
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Format
Beta Sp
Director
Danny Patrick
Producer
Elliot Wilson
Executive Producer
Elliot Wilson
Editor
Danny Patrick
Screenwriter
Danny Patrick
Director of Photography
Ben Lunt
Sound
Alex Marceoux
Music
Mark Richardson
Principal Cast
Jason Gerard, Madeleine Collins, Barry McGuigan, Shayne Clegg, Neale Jenvey

Genre

Production Company

Empire Productions
Contact: Danny Patrick
8 Arngask Road
London SE6 1XU
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8266 0541
F 00 44 (0)20 7242 5442

dpatrick@dircon.co.uk

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Company

Empire Productions
Contact: Danny Patrick
8 Arngask Road
London SE6 1XU
UK

T 00 44 (0)20 8266 0541
F 00 44 (0)20 7242 5442

dpatrick@dircon.co.uk