The Debt Collector (1999)





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The first feature of Anthony Neilson, The Debt Collector is a dark contemporary thriller set in Edinburgh. The protagonist, Nick Dryden, has just been released from prison after serving 16 years for murder. In his youth, he was Edinburgh's most notorious and violent criminal, but his rehabilitation has worked wonders. Now he is a free man, married to a successful journalist and admired in the art world for his strikingly disturbing sculptures. But for Gary Keltie, the policeman who arrested him, life has been different. Depressed by the futility of his job and alone in the world except for his aging mother, he resents Dryden's new-found success and vows to sabotage it. There is one more person who is also obsessed by Dryden: the seriously disturbed adolescent gangster Flipper, although his reasons are not hatred but hero worship. The three men are on a collision course in this modern Scottish myth which exposes the extremes of human nature. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Billy Connolly
as Nickie Dryden
Ken Stott
as Gary Keltie
Francesca Annis
as Val Dryden
Iain Robertson
as Flipper

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Great roles played by both Ken Stott and Billy Connelly, vengeful and violent, makes great viewing

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