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Mean Machine - Vinnie Jones, Warren Mitchell, Jason Statham, Barry Skolnick

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Not your usual suspects.

Ex-England football hero Danny "Mean Machine" Meeham (Vinnie Jones) is jailed for a drink driving offence and on his arrival to prison, he's forced into training a team of convicts to play against the wardens. The stakes are high and preparation for the game becomes a battle of wits and muscle when faced with the dirty tricks campaign of Warden Ratchett and head con Sykes.

Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Sport prison soccer football inmate guard screw cheat

Persons of interest

  • Vinnie Jones .... Danny "Mean Machine" Meeham
  • David Kelly .... Doc
  • David Hemmings .... Governor
  • Ralph Brown .... Burton
  • Vas Blackwood .... Massive
  • Robbie Gee .... Trojan
  • Geoff Bell .... Ratchett
  • John Forgeham .... Sykes
  • Sally Phillips .... Tracey
  • Danny Dyer .... Billy the Limpet
  • Jason Flemyng .... Bob Likely
  • Jason Statham .... Monk
  • Martin Wimbush .... Z
  • Nicholas Moss .... Hayter
  • Stephen Walters .... Nitro
  • Andrew Grainger .... Ketch
  • Jake Abraham .... Bob
  • Joseph Rye .... Walker
  • Jamie Sives .... Chiv
  • Omid Djalili .... Raj
  • Elwin "Chopper" David .... Jerome
  • Adam Fogerty .... Mouse
  • Rocky Marshall .... Cigs
  • JJ Connolly .... Barry the Bookie
  • Perry Digweed .... Marsden
  • Tracy Keenan Wynn .... Screenwriter
  • Charlie Fletcher .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Baker .... Screenwriter
  • Andrew Day .... Screenwriter
  • Barry Skolnick .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Lock, stock and two smoking boots.

It's all in the Propaganda: soccer, prison, crime and screwing the screws. What more could you ask for?

Mean Machine is a boofy film for boofy British blokes (and blokes of other nationalities who like watching films about criminals, violence and sport) who aren't afraid to cry as long as it's over a game of footy. If you are one of these then you should see this film.

Carn the Swans!

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)

Surveillance time

99 minutes (1:39 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 2 May 2002

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