Dead Man Running (2009)


Tamer Hassan plays Nick Kane, a man with 24 hours to find ₤100,000, alongside Danny Dyer who plays Bing, his trusted best friend. American rap star, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, is Mr Thigo, a powerful New York gangster out to make an example of Nick and ‘punters’ like him.Established British actress, Brenda Blethyn plays Nick’s streetwise mum, and Monet Mazur is Frankie, Nick’s long suffering but faithful girlfriend. When it becomes apparent that the recession is hitting the criminal world as hard as it is hitting Wall Street, notorious New York gangster and loan shark, Mr Thigo arrives in London to shake things up and make an example out of one of his late payers. Already struggling financially, reformed ex- con Nick is given exactly 24 hours to come up with the £100,000 left on his bill or he is a Dead Man Running. As a guarantee, Thigo’s men hold Nick’s wheelchair-bound mum hostage, leaving him no choice but to comply. Enlisting the help of his best mate, Bing, the boys embark on a frantic race against the clock. Their mission takes them from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before it’s too late.

Original title: Dead Man Running
Director: Alex De Rakoff
Cast: 50 Cent, Esmé Bianco, Danny Dyer, Clint Koroan, Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka, Ashley Walters, Tamer Hassan
Production year: 2009
Genre: , ,
Runtime: 1h, 32m
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