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Harry Brown

103 min | Canada:97 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Daniel Barber
1 win & 3 nominations
Country: UK
Release Date: 2009-11-11
Filming Locations: Aylesbury Estate, Walworth, London, England, UK
Budget: $7,300,000
Opening Weekend: $173,353 (USA) (2 May 2010)
Gross: $1,818,681 (USA) (8 August 2010)
Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun
Harry Brown
Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell
Harry Brown
Michael Caine
Harry Brown
Emily Mortimer
D.I. Alice Frampton
Charlie Creed-Miles
D.S. Terry Hicock
David Bradley
Leonard Attwell
Iain Glen
S.I. Childs
Sean Harris
Ben Drew
Noel Winters
Jamie Downey
Lee Oakes
Dean Saunders
Liam Cunningham
Sid Rourke
Marva Alexander
Nurse #1
Liz Daniels
Kath Brown
Marvin Campbell
Stunt Neighbour (as Marvin Stewart-Campbell)
Lauretta Gavin
Neighbour's Wife
Radoslaw Kaim
Doctor (as Rad Kaim)
Claire Hackett
Jean Winters
Ashley McGuire
Community WPC
Raza Jaffrey
Father Bracken
Martin Wilde
Stunt Boyfriend
Sian Milne
Stunt Girlfriend
Klariza Clayton
Unconscious Girl
Grace Vallorani
Sue Farr
Karaoke Singer
Forbes KB
Troy Martindale
Michelle Tate
Female Gang Member
Orla O'Rourke
Nurse #2
Andy Pilgrim
Stunt Youth
Aldonio Danny Freitas
Stunt Rioter (as Danny Freitas)
Mens-Sana Tamakloe
Stunt Rioter
Rob Hunt
Stunt Police
Gary Hoptrough
Stunt Police
Gary Connery
Stunt Police
Amanda Foster
Stunt Police
Charles Ramsay
Stunt Police (as Charlie Ramsay)
Pete Ford
Stunt Police
Andy Merchant
Stunt Police
Ian van Temperley
Stunt Police (as Ian Van Temperley)
Erol Mehmet
Stunt Police
Roy Taylor
Stunt Police
Chris Pollard
Stunt Police
Amy Steel
Nurse #3
Robert Styles
Andy Wareham
Stunt Boy on bike
Tony Massiah
Gang Member #1
Ian Pead
Stunt Boy on bike
Belinda McGinley
Ashley George
Boy in Len's Flat
Amy Edge
Girl in Len's Flat
Paul Buchanan
Riot police (uncredited)
Lee Edgar
Police Officer (uncredited)
Martin Heathcote
Arresting Police Officer (uncredited)
Karl Rhodes
CID Officer (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson
Chris Wilson
Daniel Ladlow - Assistant Chief Constable
Did you know?
Michael Caine saw a lot of himself in the character of Harry Brown, e.g. they're both combat veterans (Harry is a Marine who served in Northern Ireland, Caine served in the British Army during the Korean war), and Caine lived in the same area that Brown does. It was things like these that drew him to the film.
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Daniel Barber's feature debut.
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Katie Jarvis was set to play a female thug, but had to back out of the production as she was pregnant at the time.
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In the scene in the pub, just as Sid is about to suffocate D.S. Hicock, the boom is visible at the start of the sequence.
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During the riot scene, a Volvo hatchback is torched using a petrol bomb. Later in the sequence the car is seen again, and the fire has gone out. It is possible, although unlikely, that the petrol did not ignite the interior (accelerants in isolation do not burn for long), but the car body shows no oxidation or paint damage, even around the roof.
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Although supposedly set in south London, most of the graffiti on the estate has been lifted straight from the New York underground scene by the movies art department, with internationally recognized American Graffiti artists such as 'Kez' and 'Skuf' and 'YKK crew' adorning the supposedly British sink estate.
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Harry Brown: I don't reckon you've got long. Seen that before. Gut wound. The slug's probably torn right through your liver. Mate of mine in Ulster got caught in sniper fire. Bullet blew his inside out. He screamed for a good 10 minutes. We couldn't send a medic in, the section was too hot. So we all took cover... and watched him die. I've never told that... to anyone... you should've called an ambulance... for the girl...
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Frampton: You were in the Marines?
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Harry Brown: [Stretch's girlfriend starts overdosing from drugs while laying on the couch] Hey, are you sure she's OK? Maybe we should take her to the hospital?
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Is this a true story?
No, it is not based on a true story. However, the movie is designed to give a realistic view of the level of violence of UK streets.
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Photos from cast
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