Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) Poster

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.




  • Amanda Donohoe at an event for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Stewart Copeland at an event for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Ethan Embry at an event for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Guy Ritchie in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • P.H. Moriarty in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
  • Sting in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

14 January 2000 | SKG-2
| As T.C. said, this movie rocks!
You all may know the story at how Tom Cruise saw this movie at a screening in London, and afterwards said, "This movie rocks." Whatever you may think of Mr. Cruise, I happen to agree after watching this film. Although I had trouble following the story at times, it was a lot of fun, and Ritchie managed to juggle all the characters around and keep me interested and compelled to watch. I also didn't have any trouble understanding what the characters were saying, and I think those who blind themselves to films like this by saying, "Oh, I can't understand them" lack patience. I also liked all the actors, particularly, of course Lenny McLean and Vinnie Jones(one of my few complaints is I would have liked to see more of them in the film). And for a film which feels violent, there's surprisingly little actual violence, which is refreshing. Overall, not a particularly deep film, but a lot of fun.

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

Did You Know?


During Rory Breaker's English-Greek mixed tirade about Nick The Greek, he uses the word "pesevengi." This is the same as "pezevenk" in Turkish (just one of the many words, traditions, dances, drinks and cuisine etc. that the Turks and the Greeks have in common historically). It means pimp, or to be more specific, "a man who doesn't care if his wife sleeps with other men." While this may not be much of a curse word in some western societies, in Turkey (and probably in Greece as well) it's one of the worst insults one could make.


Bacon: Right. Let's sort the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy, and those who trust me from the ones who don't, because if you can't see value here today, you're not up here shopping. You're up here shoplifting. You see these goods? Never ...


Just before Plank gets shot in the neck with the air rifle, he is looking to his right with the left side of his neck exposed. But when he is shot, the close-up shows him holding the right side of his neck.

Crazy Credits

In the closing credits, the character names in the cast list are shown entirely in lower-case letters with no initial capital letters.

Alternate Versions

In the director's cut, theres also a scene prior to Big Chris coming in to Harry's when he'll be told about the boys' debt. The Baptist questions if Chris is loyal, and Harry tells a story and we see Big Chris knock 2 guys out in an elevator collecting a debt.


Police and Thieves
Performed by
Junior Murvin
Courtesy of Island Records Inc.
Licensed by kind permission of The Polygram Commercial Marketing Division
Written by Junior Murvin and Lee 'Scratch' Perry
© 1977 Island Music Ltd.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Action | Comedy | Crime

Box Office


GBP960,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$143,321 7 March 1999

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


Contribute to this page

High School Icons, Then and Now

Take a trip down memory lane with photos of high school TV and movie icons then and now, from "Dawson's Creek," Clueless, and more favorites.

See the gallery

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com