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Plot: In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives. Runtime: mins Release Date: 16 Jan 2011
I was an extra in this film and have been waiting for ages for it to come out, I have just ordered it off Amazon. In some of the scenes I was standing right beside David O'Hara as he was talking to his crew and the camera. It was a great experience and I got my photograph taking with so many characters from the film. If you live in Northern Ireland go to www.extrasni.com you might get a spot in Game Of Thrones, Dracula or any of the other great shows filmed here.The whole experience was great, I was looking for the film Whole Lotta Sole which was the original title, until I came across <more>
its new title Stand Off...so I'm hoping I will see myself.... cant wait...The trailer looks great !
Best little movie I've seen in years (by Cambrianmoviefan)
I have always been a fan of Brendan Fraser, who excels at playing gauche clunking heroes. The rest of the cast, though unknown to me turned in great performances. My congratulations to all involved.I am Irish and I appreciated the humour and dialogue in this movie. The plot kept me guessing to the end. Acting and direction were perfect. There are plenty of LOL moments for those with healthy humour glands.This film's quality revived my drooping spirit.I will keep this director on my watch list-I also enjoyed Hotel Rwanda.
A pleasant surprise and an engaging diversion. (by bwanabrad-1)
About ten minutes into this film l, like others before me l am sure found myself making an association with Guy Ritchie's seminal Brit crim films. That is no bad thing. However instead of looking for more parallels, l was instead transported into other areas by the film, which for all its comic elements, manages to hit a number of other bases as well. Director Terry George, while giving a nod to Lock, Stock etc, in passing decided to move into other, unexplored territory. So while there is some comedy, there is also drama and even suspense in places. The plot in places may seem too far <more>
fetched for some, but it is all tied together fairly neatly. There are also some references to 'the troubles' and even a family that is divided between Protestant and Catholic. Some critics will point out that the film is making light of a serious subject but anyone who has seen Four Lions will know that a little laughter in such situations can go a long way to relieving the tension. Brendon Fraser gives a solid performance as an American hiding out from a domestic disaster that has mob implications. The characters he finds himself among are a diverse group, which shows how cosmopolitan many European cities have become over the last twenty years. Lurking in the background is of course a menacing gangster with sinister intentions, a hapless victim or two and a crusty copper played with great aplomb by Colm Meaney, who steals most scenes. There are a couple of cases of mistaken identity that help add a layer or two of confusion, some cardboard cutout characters, plenty of incompetence and lots of differing family values. After about ten minutes l stopped trying to make associations with other films and simply settled back to enjoy this engaging little caper.
Im no great fan of movies from my home country. Usually grim or trying to be funny when they're not. But this little movie has charm and wit a plenty although some laughs may be lost on you if you're not from Northern Ireland. There are many scenes of Belfast and the little street where the antique shop is situated was filmed in Downpatrick. There were a few laugh out loud scenes for me, where one of the gypsy children gets his head stuck in a window and Brendan Fraser uses soap to get him out and he doesn't know what it is. Or the scene where fish get shot in St Georges Market <more>
and they put flags on them to mark the bullet holes including a crab which has a hole in it. There are many nods also to the current peace here which was done in a light hearted way. All in all i truly enjoyed this movie and it was nice to see a film made about NI which didn't portray Belfast as grim and humourless. It certainly seems now that Northern Ireland has become big business for the movie industry as we enjoy regular film crews coming to our mostly untapped locations. Long may it continue.
Enjoyed this a great deal - give it a fair chance (by kiraalt)
Reminded me a bit of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. A debt to the mob, a botched robbery and everything that could go wrong does. Crime drama and comedy in one. Brendan Fraser is under rated as an actor. I love him. Very authentic in what he does. Colm Meaney as always is an absolute treat as the lead detective charged with sorting everything out. Worth the watch for sure. Can't speak to the authenticity of the accents. There are a couple unexpected reveals and twists that keep it interesting. The music included was wonderful. I rated this 8 of 10 - feel it is not being given a fair <more>
shot. I don't know why the title of Stand Off was used in the US as opposed to "Whole Lotta Soul" which I like better . I watched this via On Demand Comcast/Xfinity.