Dead Man's Cards (2006)





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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, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Western
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Tom Bell
as Billy the Cowboy
James McMartin
as Tom Watts
Lisa Parry
as Mary
Andrew Simister
as Romeo Brown
Vinnie Adarris
as Jimmy the Pimp
Kent George
as Nathan
Carl Chase
as Fester
Sean McKee
as Blue Eyes
Kim Barrett
as Barmaid
Lora Cullen
as Barmaid
Curtis Watt
as Young Glass Collector
Sugar Dean
as Marzo
James Tremarco
as Jimmy V
Sophie Olivia
as Paul's Ex-missus
Colin Roy Colquhoun
as Mr. Briggs
David Hart
as Scally 1
Annie Fitzmaurice
as Mum of Cheeky Kid
Tom Marquand
as Cheeky Kid
Jon Keats
as Silvarno
Paul Pilnik
as Drunk
David Owens
as Bartender
Gemma Evans
as Stripper
Peter McCarthy
as Zack Big
Jason Mulhearn
as Kevin 1
Li Clark
as Kevin 2
Christopher Finch
as Teddy Bear
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 Shot
Jamiel Asije
as Mate of Man With Money
David Joffey
as Tony Bennett Drunk
David Feldman
as Boozer
Dean Grieve
as Glass Collector
Reg Edwards
as Barman
Anthony Ankrah
as Member of Jimmy's Gang
Samuel Ayo Laoye
as Member of Jimmy's Gang
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 Gang
Jack Harrison
as Member of Bully's Gang
Errol Smith
as Member of Bully's Gang
Mike Dawson
as Member of Bully's Gang
Philip Walker
as Boxing MC
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Couldn't understand the accent and thus the dialogues. wonder how producers and makers overlook such imp issues !!

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