Layer Cake (2004)

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writer(s): J.J. Connolly

Starring: Daniel Craig, Tom Hardy, Jamie Foreman, Sally Hawkins, Burn Gorman, Brinley Green, George Harris, Tamer Hassan, Colm Meaney, Marcel Iures, Francis Magee, Dimitri Andreas, Kenneth Cranham, Garry Tubbs, Nathalie Lunghi, Marvin Benoit, Rab Affleck, Dexter Fletcher, Steve John Shepherd, Ben Whishaw, Sienna Miller, Paul Orchard, Stephen Walters, Louis Emerick, Darren Healy, Matt Ryan, Ivan Kaye, Jason Flemyng, Ben Brazier, Neil Finnighan, Michael Gambon, Budge Prewitt, Don McCorkindale, Dragan Micanovic, James Dodd, Darren Sean Enright, Jensen Freeman, Steve Hooper, Philip Howard, Kelly-Marie Kerr, Kinky Kerry, Peter Rnic, Nick Thomas-Webster, Lucy Wills

Synopsis: A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England’s Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy’s old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds’ worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. The title “LAYER CAKE” refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no ‘codes’, or ‘families’ and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his ‘savvy’, ‘telling’ and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the ‘cake mix’. …

Release Date: June 3, 2004 (USA) | Length: 105 min | Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, nudity, pervasive language and drug use.

 

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