ETA: June 2002 (UK) Plot: "The
plot is about two brothers who own a gang in London. One of
them goes to prison, and the other one gets used to being
in charge of the gang on his own and would like his brother
to stay inside". (from BBC
Rebecca sent us in an update of the
British gangster film Hell To Pay.
"Hell to Pay is due for cinema release June 2002.
Garry Bushell who is in the film now has a website http://www.garry-bushell.co.uk
The band who supply the title track and other songs are street-punk
band 'The Business' http://www.oithebusiness.com
and Steve Whale the guitarist from the Business is also in
(thanks to Rebecca)
have posted a section on the films premiere over in Cannes
last month. The section covers the whole Hell To Pay Cannes
experience and there are also a couple of pics too. Check
I've just finished reading the autobiography of Dave Courtney,
entitled 'Stop The Ride I Want To Get Off', a truly excellent
read and possibly one of the most interesting, witty and downright
hilarious books I ever laid my eyes on. While reading it,
I thought, man this book would make one great movie, and indeed
at one point it is rumoured that Quentin Tarantino was interested
in adapting it for the screen. With the number of projects
he's got in the works, I think it'll be a while before it
happens, if it happens, of which I hope it will (an interview
Dave Courtney gave to Virgin.net
two years ago reported that he has sold the rights for a movie
about his life for £10 million!). Dave Courtney for
those who don't know is an ex-villain as he likes to call
himself and is best known as the inspiration for Vinnie Jones'
character Big Chris in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Remember the sunbed scene? That really happened.
Anyway after completing the novel, I decided to find out a
little more info on it's author and I discovered, he's in
the process of making a movie, entitled Hell To Pay. Now I've
found it difficult to find much info on the project but I
discovered that the movie features Billy Murray (from the
TV series 'The Bill'), Sally Farmiloe (Howards Way), Jo Guest
(Page 3 beauty and TV presenter), Nick Bateman (from Big Brother),
Garry Bushell (Sun newspaper coulmnist), Goldie (musician,
had roles in Snatch and The World Is Not Enough), Nigel Benn
(ex-boxer and DJ), Michael Hancock (Spider in Coronation Street),
Rhino (from UK's Galdiators), Michael Biggs (Ronnie's son,
in a small role as a prison officer) and Dave himself, playing
himself. The Virgin
Radio website also states that Welsh band Sterophonics
front man Kelly Jones was also asked to star in the film,
although I have nothing to confirm that he did. I have read
on a couple of sites that both Robbie Williams father plays
a policeman in the film and John Altman (Eastenders' Nick
Cotton) also appears. An interview with Terry Turbo on their
One Nation website
states that Ray Winstone also stars?
This is what I know of the production. Hell To Pay was filmed
in a Portsmouth scrapyard, just off the M275. In the film,
Dave has made everything as authentic as possible, quote 'The
gangsters play gangsters, taxi drivers are taxi drivers and
pole dancers are pole dancers' (from BBC
online). In fact he's employed most of his mates to star
in the movie too. The film is mainly improvised. The films
budget was £1 million and is funded entirely by Dave
Courtney and it was edited in his Plumstead home.
More information as I receive it.
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