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Blitz (2011)

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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Director:

Elliott Lester

Writers:

Nathan Parker (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Brant
Paddy Considine ... Nash
Aidan Gillen ... Weiss
Zawe Ashton ... Falls
David Morrissey ... Dunlop
Ned Dennehy ... Radnor
Mark Rylance ... Roberts
Luke Evans ... Stokes
Nicky Henson ... Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown Steven Harwood-Brown ... Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion Bill Champion ... Dr. Leonard
Richard Riddell ... McDonald
Ron Donachie ... Cross
Elly Fairman ... Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
Alex Lanipekun ... Precocious PC
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blitz See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,237,497
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has three Game of Thrones (2011) cast members. This includes Aidan Gillen (Weiss) who played Littlefinger, Ron Donachie (Cross) who played Rodrik Cassel and Joe Dempsie (Theo Nelson) who played Gendry. See more »

Goofs

In a shot of the Police Station it says "London Police" on the front, the two police forces in London are the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service. See more »

Quotes

Brant: The Japs have a word for this type of bare look, didn't they?
Nash: Minimalist.
Brant: Shite's the word I had in mind.
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Connections

References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Gloves
Performed by GOOSE
Written by Karkousse / Martijn / Coghe / Libeert
Published by Strictly Confidential
Licensed Courtesy of Skint Records
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Meh
27 May 2011 | by poc-1See all my reviews

Some nice camera work, stylish blurring, but pretty clichéd police drama. Jason Statham does what Jason Statham normally does, he's utterly typecast as kind of British Dirty Harry, but it's not new anymore like it was in Snatch/The Transporter.

His sidekick is not nearly as interesting as the little guy in Snatch or the girl in Transporter.

Good work from Aiden Gillen (the guy who played Tommy Carcetti in The Wire) as the bad guy. Zawe Ashton is also interesting as a WPC with a drug problem.

Mainly the plot seemed a bit disjointed and contrived. Overall it felt like a TV police drama. Nothing special.


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