R | | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
The role of Brick Top was originally offered to Sean Connery. Connery liked the script and was curious to see Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), so producer Matthew Vaughn hastily arranged a screening for him at extreme short notice. Connery duly turned up and watched the film, before emerging with his judgment: "That is a good film", he said, "and (in a stage whisper) you're not going to be able to afford me." Cue Alan Ford.
My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells ...
When Frankie Four Fingers is holding up the diamond broker in Antwerp in the opening scene, he is seen holding his Smith and Wesson 681 revolver. The trigger is nearly fully back in the trigger guard, indicating the gun is cocked, but the hammer is down, instead of also back.
In the opening credits, the names are shown on the surveillance screens.
In the French version, when Bullet Tooth Tony picks up the phone after slamming the guy's head with the car door, he says "Buongiorno".
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