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Dead Man's Cards (2006)

Dead Man's Cards





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First time writer-director James Marquand's feature debut, the steel-tough crime thriller Dead Man's Cards, marks one of the venerable British actor Tom Bell's final onscreen roles prior to his death in 2006. The tale unfolds in the seedy Merseyside borough of Liverpool, where Tom Watts (James McMartin), a former pugilist forced to retire from an eye injury sustained in the ring, accepts a position as a bouncer at a dilapidated nightclub run by Billy the Cowboy (Bell). Tom's wife, upset by his new occupation and embarrassed by the discovery of her husband's sexual impotence, abandons him. Meanwhile, at work, Watts is immediately befriended and mentored by his co-bouncer, Paul (Paul Barber), who has become implicated with a shady element thanks to his ex-girlfriend's involvement with the cocaine pusher Romeo Brown (Andrew Simister), a slimy thug in hock to the gangster and cocaine boss Chongi (Mark Russell). The latter attempts to strongarm Paul and then Tom into joining his security firm; when both refuse, Chongi grows psychotically hostile and plans to rub out both men with the help of a trained assassin. He doesn't count, however, on Tom's decision to stop him in his tracks. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: James Marquand & James McMartin, James Marquand, James McMartin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 18, 2009


Tom Bell
as Billy the Cowboy
James McMartin
as Tom Watts
Andrew Simister
as Romeo Brown
Vinnie Adarris
as Jimmy the Pimp
Carl Chase
as Fester
Sean McKee
as Blue Eyes
Kim Barrett
as Barmaid
Lora Cullen
as Barmaid
Curtis Watt
as Young Glass Collecto...
Sophie Olivia
as Paul's Ex-missus
David Hart
as Scally 1
Annie Fitzmaurice
as Mum of Cheeky Kid
Tom Marquand
as Cheeky Kid
Jon Keats
as Silvarno
David Owens
as Bartender
Gemma Evans
as Stripper
Li Clark
as Kevin 2
Ashley Hyland
as Club Chick
Laura Hamilton
as Student Girl
Laurie Rea
as Bizzie 1
Joseph Leith
as Bizzie 2
Sheldon Craigwell
as Young Fighter
Carl Learmond
as Arrogant Fighter
Ron Entwistle
as Rowing Drunk
Michael Parry
as Man With Money
Spencer Wilding
as Bar Brawler
Phil Evers
as Funky Phil
Ged Hunter
as Scally 2
David Lyons
as Scally 3
Mark Plonsky
as Student Who Gets Sho...
Jamiel Asije
as Mate of Man With Mon...
David Joffey
as Tony Bennett Drunk
Dean Grieve
as Glass Collector
Anthony Ankrah
as Member of Jimmy's Ga...
Samuel Ayo Laoye
as Member of Jimmy's Ga...
Simon Mead
as Chongi's Heavy
Stephen Short
as Chongi's Heavy
Russell Paul Batty
as Romeo's Oppo Boxer
Anthony Garwood
as Romeo's Oppo Boxer
James Ledsham
as Lead Bully
Stephen Malden
as Member of Bully's Ga...
Jack Harrison
as Member of Bully's Ga...
Errol Smith
as Member of Bully's Ga...
Mike Dawson
as Member of Bully's Ga...
Philip Walker
as Boxing MC
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