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Brighton Rock

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
Brighton Rock


"Brighton Rock" charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager hell bent on clawing his way up through the ranks of organized crime. At the heart of the story is the anti-hero Pinkie's relationship with Rose -- an apparently innocent young waitress who stumbles on evidence linking Pinkie and his gang to a revenge killing that Pinkie commits. After the murder, Pinkie seduces Rose, first in an effort to find out how much she knows and latterly to ensure she will not talk to the police. A love story between a murderer and a witness; can Pinkie trust Rose or should he kill her before she talks to the police? Can Rose trust Pinkie or is she next in line?
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It too often feels like a ’40s noir unfolding while Quadrophenia erupts in the background. » Read more

08/25/2011
IN 1947 GRAHAM GREENE wrote a screenplay for the first adaptation of his novel "Brighton Rock," but left his original idea for the film's ending on the page. » Read more
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MPAA rating:
R
for violence, language and some sexual content
Cast:
Helen Mirren; John Warman; Sam Riley; John Hurt; Andrea Riseborough; Adrian Schiller; Steven Robertson; Nonso Anozie; Steve Evets; Sean Harris
Directed by:
Rowan Joffe
Genre:
Drama; Suspense, Thriller
Running time:
01:51
Release date:
2011
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