Shiner Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Shiner the Movie

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Caine delivers the goods as a small-time boxing promoter from London's East End on the brink of hitting it big. As Billy "Shiner" Simpson, Caine preps his son Eddie for a high-profile, possibly career-making match against an American. The match has disaster written all over it early on, however, when Billy's daughter interrupts to bring up some past legal problems, Eddie doesn't perform as expected, and murder, betrayal, and doublecrosses rear their ugly heads. A showcase for Caine's talents, unfortunatly, the story around him loses it's luster after a solid first half turns disappointing. Borrows liberally from Shakespeare's "King Lear."

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Boxing, Dads, Modern Shakespeare, Sports Dramas
Screenplay
Scott Cherry
Cast
Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Matthew Marsden, Frances Barber, Frank Harper, Andy Serkis, Claire Rushbrook, Daniel Webb, Kenneth Cranham, David Kennedy, Peter Wight, Nicola Walker
Cinematography
Mike Molloy
Director
John Irvin
Music
Paul Grabowsky

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