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Legacy: Black Ops (2010)

Legacy (original title)
R | | Thriller | 11 March 2011 (UK)
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An AWOL Black Ops soldier mentally unravels when holed up in a Brooklyn motel room.

Director:

Thomas Eromose Ikimi (as Thomas Ikimi)

Writer:

Thomas Eromose Ikimi (as Thomas Ikimi)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Malcolm Gray
William Hope ... Mark Star
Monique Gabriela Curnen ... Valentina Gray
Richard Brake ... Scott O'Keefe
Clarke Peters ... Ola Adenuga
Julian Wadham ... Gregor Salenko
Gerald Kyd ... Gustavo Helguerra
Mem Ferda ... Andriy
Niall Greig Fulton ... Vladimir
John Kazek John Kazek ... Dimitri
Annette Badland ... Stephanie Gumpel
Lara Pulver ... Diane Shaw
Eamonn Walker ... Darnell Gray Jnr
Joe Holt ... Ronny Tarbuck
Deobia Oparei ... Roy Cloglam
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Storyline

Black Ops operative Malcolm Gray returns home after a botched mission in Eastern Europe. Holed up in a Brooklyn motel room, he is torn between retribution and personal salvation as he mentally unravels. When the walls close in, his story may be all he can leave behind. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong brutal violence including some torture and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Nigeria | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Legacy: Black Ops See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Black Camel Pictures See more »
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Color
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Thomas Eromose Ikimi edited the film and then Richard Graham was brought on to refine and re cut parts Thomas' edit. Richard Graham's input was invaluable as he somehow managed to shave off 15 minutes of the film but still maintain the integrity of Thomas' edit, which Richard respected. It ended up a good partnership. See more »

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Worth A Watch, A Different Kind Of Film.
4 March 2010 | by morpheusownsallSee all my reviews

I like to believe I am a man who prefers the different type of story and something that's a bit engaging and new. Legacy definitely offers that.

It takes place in a hotel room where Malcolm Gray (Idris Elba) uncovers a scandal linked with his brother who is a senator. All the while having flashbacks of his time on the force with his comrades and what he went through.

It's intense, gripping and you are never bored. Elba is truly fantastic and shows his range beyond Stringer Bell. The whole cast is amazing and I keep wishing Eamonn Walker had more scenes!!!! The acting throughout was truly amazing and the writing was clever as well as the direction that really drew you in to this puzzle of a film.

I do think there are a few things that could have made it more claustrophobic and emphasized the lonesome nature of this story but nothing in the world can ever be perfect. The film does enough to make it a must-watch.


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