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Formula 51

Year:
Duration:
93 min
Genres:
Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Ronny Yu
Awards:
1 nomination
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2002-10-18
Filming Locations: 1302 Palmetto St, Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $28,000,000
Opening Weekend: $2,817,719 (USA) (20 October 2002)
Gross: $5,204,007 (USA) (10 November 2002)
Cast
Actor
Character
Sean Pertwee
Sean Pertwee
Formula 51
Samuel L. Jackson
Elmo McElroy
Nigel Whitmey
L.A. Highway Patrol
Robert Jezek
Priest
Emily Mortimer
Dakota Parker
Meat Loaf
The Lizard
Jake Abraham
Konokko
Mac McDonald
Mr. Davidson
Aaron Swartz
Mr. Yuri
David Webber
Mr. Jones
Michael J. Reynolds
Mr. Escobar
Sonny Muslim
Boy in Plane
Barbara Barnes
Boy's Mother
Junix Inocian
Mr. Ho-Fat
Robert Carlyle
Felix DeSouza
Paul Barber
Frederick
Christopher Hunter
Lawrence
Stephen Walters
Blowfish
James Roach
Grimtooth
Michael Starke
Arthur
Ricky Tomlinson
Leopold Durant
Rhys Ifans
Iki
Ade
Omar
Nick Bartlett
Trevor
Angus MacInnes
Pudsey Smith
Joan Campion
Hotel Maid
Terry O'Neill
Deck Hand
Anna Keaveney
Shirley DeSouza
Marc Anwar
Pharmacist
Paul Broughton
Anfield Commissionaire
Robert Fyfe
Hector Dougal McElroy
Lynsey Beattie
Dancer (uncredited)
Christopher Ben
Policeman (uncredited)
Gaute Grøtta Grav
Rave Boy (uncredited)
Ryan Kruger
Scared Pedestrian (uncredited)
Paul T. Murray
Bones (uncredited)
Stel Pavlou
Bouncer (uncredited)
Matt Routledge
Dancer (uncredited)
Natalie Williams
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Trivia
Uli Edel was originally set to direct.
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Writer Stel Pavlou was working as an assistant in a liquor store when he penned his screenplay. It was sent on spec to Tim Roth as Pavlou knew that Roth insisted on reading all independent scripts sent his way.
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This is the second film 'Robert Carlyle' and Paul Barber have done together. The first was The Full Monty (1997) in 1997.
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Goofs
When Dakota and Felix are fooling around in the bath-tub, they throw their underpants onto the floor. Yet Felix still is wearing white underpants, visible for some seconds when he's turning around in the tub.
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While inside the parking garage, Dakota is driving a 1967 Mustang convertible. When she emerges from the parking garage and throws her blond wig away, she is driving a 1965-1966 Mustang.
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When Elmo and Iki are talking in the stadium box during the final match, you can see the boom mic drop in the scene for a second.
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Quotes
Felix: So, how much are they paying you to wear that dress?
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The Lizard: It ain't often that a blowed-up motherfucker gets to chat to the motherfucker that blowed him up!
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Elmo: [explaining his new drug to Durant] MDMA utilizes Serotonin. Opiates, like heroin, utilize dopamine. Sort of like the same sensation you get after sex. Amphetamines increase adrenaline. And cocaine gets those synapses in the brains firing really fast. My product is 51 times stronger than cocaine, 51 times more hallucinogenic than acid, and 51 times more explosive than ecstasy. It's like getting a personal visit... from God!
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Photos from cast
Sean Pertwee