Layer Cake

Layer Cake

Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: Daniel Craig, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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A mechanic in the British drug trade finds himself caught in the middle of some dangerous circumstances in this crime thriller. XXXX (Daniel Craig) is a nameless go-between in the British mob who buys drugs from underground wholesalers and them sells them to street dealers, keeping the system flowing and making a tidy profit in the process. XXXX is looking forward to getting out of the game, and has displayed both smarts and caution in how he's handled his business, but before his overseer Jimmy Price (Kenneth Cranham) will let him go, he has a couple of favors that need to be done. First, Eddie Temple (Michael Gambon) is a mob boss whose daughter has gotten hooked on hard drugs and run away from home; Jimmy needs XXXX to find them girl and bring her to him before Eddie's men can get hold of her. Second, Dragan (Dragan Micanovic) is a Ecstasy wholesaler who has had a large shipment stolen by Duke (Jamie Foreman); Jimmy wants XXXX to get the Ecstasy back to Dragan, but Duke isn't eager to sell and Dragan is becoming impatient. Between these two matters, XXXX isn't so sure he'll get out of the business alive, especially after he finds himself falling for Duke's nephew's girlfriend, Tammy (Sienna Miller). Layer Cake marked the directorial debut for Matthew Vaughn, best known as a producer for Guy Ritchie's lad-centric crime movies. The Blu-Ray DVD release includes a bucket of extras, including deleted scenes, multiple alternate endings, a behind-the-scenes featurette, plus a Q&A with the director and actor Daniel Craig, along with a director and writer's commentary.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2007
UPC: 0043396171169
Original Release: 2004
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 11,143

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Two alternate endings; Director and writer commentary; Q&a with director and Daniel Craig; Behind-the-scenes featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Craig XXXX
Colm Meaney Gene
Kenneth Cranham Jimmy Price
George Harris Morty
Jamie Foreman Duke
Michael Gambon Eddie Temple
Tamer Hassan Terry
Ben Whishaw Sidney
Burn Gorman Gazza
Sally Hawkins Slasher
Sienna Miller Tammy
Stephen Walters Shanks
Jason Flemyng Larry
Dragan Micanovic Dragan
Tom Hardy Clarkie
Brinley Green Nobby
Marcel Iures Slavo
Francis Magee Paul the Boatman
Dimitri Andreas Angelo
Garry Tubbs Brian
Natalie Lunghi Charlie
Marvyn Benoit Kinky
Rab Affleck Mickey
Dexter Fletcher Cody
Steve John Shepherd Tiptoes
Paul Orchard Lucky
Louis Emerick Trevor
Darren Healy Junkie 1
Matthew Ryan Junkie 2
Ivan Kaye Freddie Hurst
Ben Brasier Jerry (Kilburn)
Neil Finnighan Troop
Budgie Prewitt Golf Host
Don McCorkindale Albert Carter

Technical Credits
Matthew Vaughn Director,Producer
Tom Aitken Stunts
Adam Bohling Producer
Karen Sheriff Brown Makeup
Steve Carter Art Director
Stephanie Collie Costumes/Costume Designer
Matthew Collinge Sound/Sound Designer
Gary Connery Stunts
J.J. Connolly Screenwriter
Ben Davis Cinematographer
Leo Davis Casting
Mike Elliott Asst. Director
Ilan Eshkeri Score Composer
Bradley Farmer Stunts
Dean Forster Stunts
Lisa Gerrard Score Composer
Andy Godbold Stunts
Jon Harris Editor
Simon Hayes Sound Mixer
Maureen Hetherington Makeup
Rowley Irlam Stunts
Jina Jay Casting
Jonathan Davis Editor
Alain Lagger Production Manager
Stephen Marks Executive Producer
Claire McGrane Producer
James O'Dee Stunts
Emma Pike Production Manager
Kave Quinn Production Designer
David Reid Producer
Seon Rogers Stunts
Special Effects (GB) Ltd. Special Effects
Peter Wignall Camera Operator
Nick Wilkinson Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Layer Cake
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16

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Layer Cake 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dont watch this movie if your drunk or you will never figure it out. It is a great movie and Daniel Craig is so awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything in this movie is interconnected and if you do not watch, you'll be terribly confused. Daniel Craig, playing a smart but street-addicted character, is trying to quit the business of drugs with questionable characters all around him and questionable motives. Just watch and learn about the drug trade. Craig looks like he has what it takes to be 007.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man, is this a cool movie. Not only does it have a great storyline, great characters, and memorable acting, the cinematography and production details are as smart and stylish as they get. This film reminds me of "Goodfellas" but is in no way derivative. Daniel Craig's "XXXX" is a fascinating combination of charisma and vulnerability as his well-ordered businessman's approach to the life unravels completely in the face of one bad event after another. At one point he's in so much trouble it's hard not to laugh, but this movie is no comedy. It has some really nasty moments and the kind of What Next? travails that all of us recognize no matter what we do for a living. Michael Gambon, the great Irish actor who plays Eddie Temple, is just an absolute delight. I could have watched 104 minutes of him alone as this character. Don't miss this film---it is a TREAT. By the way, "L4yer Cake" has the best ending I've seen in years. I kiss the hand of director Matthew Vaughn.
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