The Limey

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Time Out says

Funny, touching, and as effortlessly assured, in its own relatively low budget way, as Out of Sight, this consistently imaginative, comic crime movie milks the fish-out-of-water theme for all it is worth, and then some. Stamp is superb as the ageing Cockney ex-con whose investigations into his daughter's death in LA lead him to surprise the locals not only with his (wonderfully OTT) rhyming slang, but with his hard-man resilience and ingenuity; moreover, he's given sterling support by Fonda (who as a rock impresario out of his depth in murky water inspires some lovely in-jokes about '60s counter-culture), Newman and Guzman (not, for once, typecast). Lem Dobbs' script is witty; Ed Lachman's images and Cliff Martinez' music are perfectly in keeping with the light, relaxed mood; and Soderbergh's customary playfulness with the narrative deftly underlines Stamp's obsession. A joy.
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Release details

UK release:

1999

Duration:

91 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Cast:

Nicky Katt, Barry Newman, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, Peter Fonda, Terence Stamp, Joe Dallesandro

Music:

Cliff Martinez

Production Designer:

Gary Frutkoff

Editor:

Sarah Flack

Cinematography:

Ed Lachman

Screenwriter:

Lem Dobbs

Producer:

Scott Kramer, John Hardy

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