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High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Oct 26, 2001
 UK: 16 Jul 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 9, 2002
 R2: 13 May 2002

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, some violence and nudity.

Running Time
1 hour, 26 minutes

Country USA, UK

Studio Buena Vista International, Fragile Films, Touchstone Pictures

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• High Heels and Low Lifes



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Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Buddies, Suspense, Blackmail, Thieves, Satire, Farce, Scams And Cons, Cult Classic

Tagline: Crime has never been so attractive

Plot: THELMA AND LOUISE meets BRIDGET JONES' DIARY in this madcap British caper starring Minnie Driver as Sharon, a young, working-class nurse struggling to survive the work-a-day world of London with her best friend Frances (Mary McCormack). One night, while Sharon and Frances are eavesdropping on cell phone calls using Sharon's deadbeat boyfriend's police scanner, they overhear a conversation detailing a top-dollar bank heist about to take place in their neighborhood. Desperate for cash and down-on-their-luck, the girls decide to go against their initial intentions to report the crime and do the unthinkable: blackmail the thieves for a cut of the money. But, what begins as a half-cocked plan turns deadly when they are faced with the ruthless ringleader of the band of thugs (Kevin McNally), who will stop at nothing to derail his new competition. This mod caper, featuring 1960s era split screens and a classic pair of bumbling detectives, is a delirious combination of screwball comedy and Guy Ritchie-inspired action. Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack are delightfully kooky as the naive nurse turned femme fatale and the aspiring actress who finally gets a chance to embody new and unusual characters. Hilarious gags and nonstop action combine to give this lively adventure a zestful and

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 Directed by
Mel Smith
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 Written by
Kim Fuller
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 Cast
Minnie Driver
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Mary McCormack
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Michael Gambon
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Kevin McNally
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Mark Williams
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Danny Dyer
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Darren Boyd
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 Music By
Charlie Mole
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