British Crime Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 20/10/2003
  |  196 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Double-bill of British crime films. In 'Face', Antonia Bird directs Robert Carlyle as Ray, a thief who has planned a payroll heist with his partner Dave (Ray Winstone) that will set them up for life. However, after executing the robbery with Stevie (Steven Waddington), Julian (Philip Davis) and Jason (Damon Albarn), cracks appear in the team over the division of the money. Ray is also suffering from a crisis of conscience, having realised he has abandoned the political and social beliefs he once shared with his lover (Lena Headey) and is living a lifestyle he always despised. Based on the 1974 film 'The Longest Yard', 'Mean Machine' stars Vinnie Jones as Danny Meehan, a disgraced English football captain serving three years in Longmarsh prison. After winning the trust of his fellow inmates, the soccer star begins coaching their football team in preparation for the big match against the guards. However, as the kick-off approaches, the prison Governer (David Hemmings) orders Danny to throw the game - either that or find himself charged with the murder of fellow inmate Doc.