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Shadow Run (1998)

TV-14 | | Crime | 24 June 1998 (Iceland)
Haskell (Sir Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high-security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Reeve

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Desmond Lowden (novel), Desmond Lowden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Haskell
James Fox ... Landon-Higgins
Matthew Pochin Matthew Pochin ... Edward Joffrey
Rae Baker Rae Baker ... Julie
Kenneth Colley ... Larcombe
Christopher Cazenove ... Melchior
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Maunder
Leslie Grantham ... Liney
Tim Healy ... Daltrey
Emma Reeve Emma Reeve ... Victoria Robertson
Katherine Reeve Katherine Reeve ... Zee Robertson
Angela Douglas ... Bridget
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Walter
Richard Tuck Richard Tuck ... Morton
John Bray John Bray ... Hallam
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Storyline

Haskell (Sir Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high-security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of radio contact with the main security firm). He assembles a team to carry out the heist, but things don't go according to plan, and Haskell begins to think his boss might be double crossing him. Add to this, a teenage boarding school pupil has already witnessed some of the meetings of the team and Haskell's in real trouble. Written by Marjorie Johns <marjorie@citizencaine.org>

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A hardened gangster plans to steal £100 million in 20 minutes... and take full advantage of the shadow run. All he has to fear is his partner.

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Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Eglimata sti skia See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Final movie of Angela Douglas (Bridget). See more »

Goofs

About 5 minutes into the film, there is a long dialog between Caine & Fox. Caine is wearing sunglasses and the reflection shows a crew member standing several feet away, not Fox. See more »

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Featured in Quicksand (2003) See more »

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Quality English crime drama
6 April 2015 | by nzpedalsSee all my reviews

The English do it so well. No thousand-bullet shoot outs (that almost all miss the target), no silly car chase, no pseudo- moralistic theme that the bad guys suffer and righteousness will prevail. Just a plausible story, superb acting, and great directing and production.

A corrupt security official (Fox) knows when the truck will leave and who else knows the codes. He also knows Haskell (Caine), an evil and unscrupulous career crook. They scheme to hijack the truck that has tons of special bank-note paper.

Enter an unlovely schoolboy (in his one and only movie credit). He hinders but strangely also helps the heist. There are other awful schoolboys who are part of the twists and turns of the story.

A radio black-out is organised, they divert the truck to a lonely road. There are a few casualties along the way, and eventually just one bullet, and one car explosion. Fitting!

There are good performances from support cast including Tim Healy and Rupert Frazer. OK, so it's not perfect, there is a strange, unexplained scene where the boy controls a cage on a construction site and Haskell conveniently goes inside it. A minor detail.


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