Why the fock do I want a caravan it's got no fockin wheels?
The link above is a page that has compilations of great quotes and scenes from the movie. But really, just watch the movie! You'll need subtitles at times, but that's what rewind is for....
It's the crazy-assiest caper film I've ever seen - with sideshows putting you hip-deep into backstreet melodramas. With more than a fair share of wicked, black humour.
Though that's an odd characterization above, Brick Top is the most amoral prick I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.
To quote him:
"Do you know what 'nemesis' means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cunt... me."
- and -
"In the quiet words of the Virgin Mary... come again?"
Stephen Graham and Jason Statham are trying like hell to promote boxing matches and make a little money.
Brad Pitt's "pikey" character is madder than a hatter - and probably contributed to the hipsters of today wearing said toppers.
Add in an 86-caret diamond, double-cross, double-entendre, and a dog guilty of both = mayhem, at times resembling the madcap world of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World + skullduggery.
It's all about who's got the power. But that's not always obvious.
Cripes, you add in Boris the Blade (Rade Serbedzjia)...
... and Franky Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro), you've got an intense winner.
The week I finally got around to watching it was my birthday week, in mid August, 2001. I'd made some great roast beef sandwiches + horseradish + cold import beer [necessity on a hot August night in upstate New York].
Watched the opening scenes.
Was still processing that, and the house shook like a good old fashioned California earthquake.
That's the subject of another post. Suffice it to say, a criminal stole a large truck, totalled all three of our vehicles parked beside the house, ramming the house in the process.
Was still processing THAT a few weeks later when planes instead of trucks rammed buildings down south in NYC.
Bullet Tooth Tony: "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity."
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In short, damn fine movie.