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Lucky break - Christopher Plummer, James Nesbitt, Olivia Williams, Peter Cattaneo

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Movie propaganda

Small-time crook Jimmy Hands (James Nesbitt) fears his luck may have run out. After a botched bank robbery, Jimmy finds himself in prison with a 12-year sentence. But Jimmy's fortunes turn when Warden Mortimer (Christopher Plummer), an amateur playwright, asks Jimmy to recruit prisoners to act in a musical he's written and plans to stage in the prison's chapel. Realising that the chapel offers the perfect escape route, Jimmy throws himself into the job. But Jimmy's plan is threatened when the warden cast Jimmy as the leading man opposite the prison's beautiful psychologist, Annabel Sweep (Olivia Williams). Now Jimmy and the cast run the risk of being caught in both the stage's spotlight and the prison's searchlights!

Persons of interest

  • Christopher Plummer .... Warden Graham Mortimer
  • James Nesbitt .... Jimmy Hands
  • Olivia Williams .... Annabel Sweep
  • Bill Nighy .... Roger "Rog" Chamberlain/King George L
  • Lennie James .... Rudy "Rud" Guscott/Artie
  • Ron Cook .... Mr/Guard Perry
  • Frank Harper .... John Toombes
  • Raymond Waring .... Darren
  • Christopher Plummer .... Graham Mortimer
  • Julian Barratt .... Paul Dean
  • Peter Wight .... Officer George Barratt
  • Celia Imrie .... Amy Chamberlin
  • Peter McNamara .... Ward
  • Andy Linden .... Kenny
  • Ram John Holder .... Old Billy Morris
  • Timothy Spall .... Cliff Gumbell
  • Ronan Bennett .... Screenwriter
  • Peter Cattaneo .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report


Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound; DTS
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Subtitles: English

Security censorship classification

M (Low level coarse language, adult themes)

Surveillance time

108 minutes (1:48 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 21 November 2002
DVD rental: 20 August 2003
VHS rental: 20 August 2003
DVD retail: 21 July 2004

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