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The Criminal (1999)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 24, 2002
 R2: 8 Oct 2001

MPAA Rating
Rated R for pervasive language, violence and some sexual content.

Running Time
1 hour, 39 minutes

Country UK

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• The Criminal



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Genre: Action, Drama, Suspense, Love, Spy, Murder, Investigation

Tagline: Innocence Is No Protection

Plot: Steven Mackintosh stars in this British thriller as Jasper Rawlins, a young man who is thrust into the criminal underworld when a woman he picks up in a bar is murdered in his apartment. Fingered for the killing, Jasper goes on the run to prove his innocence and seemingly discovers the woman's death is connected to a much larger web of murder and corruption. Chased by a garrulous and foulmouthed detective named Hill, Jasper must elude capture and survive the seedy London underworld he has penetrated to prove his innocence. Taking a premise favored by Hitchcock, director Julian Simpson adds some new twists to the wrong man formula by toying with the sequence of the narrative and forcing the audience to continually shift their opinion of Jasper's guilt or innocence. Combined with the film's noirish feel and darkly comic vibe, THE CRIMINAL becomes one of the most inventive crime films to emerge from Britain in years.

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 Directed by
Julian Simpson
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: The Word of God, Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In Divine Proportion
 Written by
Julian Simpson
Inspector Lynley Mysteries: In Divine Proportion, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: The Word of God
 Cast
Eddie Izzard
Ocean's Twelve, Mystery Men, The Avengers
Bernard Hill
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Titanic
Steven Mackintosh
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Underworld: Evolution, The Jacket
Natasha Little
Vanity Fair, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Greenfingers
Yvan Attal
Munich, The Interpreter, Bon voyage
Holly Aird
Possession, Fever Pitch, The Theory of Flight
Andrew Tiernan
Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Playing God, The Bunker
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 Music By
Mark Sayer-Wade
Belly of the Beast, Double Bill



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