Plot & Details
An elegant con-man adept at pulling off small-time swindles gets in over his head when a simple truck job inadvertently gets his crew involved in the black market immigrant trade in this stylish caper comedy that takes it's title from a British slang term for one who earns their keep through underhand dealings. Jack Pike (Ken Scott) can grift with the best of them. A lifelong criminal who gets by with a little help from his aimless brother-in-law Goat (Dominic Monaghan) and his faithful right-hand man Steve (Nick Moran), Pike has established himself as a virtual underworld aristocrat. When he agrees to partake in what appears to be a by-the-books truck job with his alluring rival Jenny (Kate Ashfield) and ends up with two Albanian children on his hands, however, double cons turn to triple crosses in a deadly game where survival, not money, is the only true sign of success.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Thriller
- Run Time: 95min.
- DVD Release Date: 12/05/2006
- Distributor(s): Verve Pictures
- Director(s): Colin Teague
- Starring: Ken Stott , Nick Moran , Kate Ashfield , Dominic Monaghan , Linda Bassett
- Themes: Unlikely Friendships,Crime Gone Awry,Cons and Scams
- Keywords: Albania, black-market, con-artist, immigrant, rival
- Language: English