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by Mark Hammond


A former Republican paramilitary now lying low in north London, is forceably coerced into sheltering a pair of erstwhile colleagues who’ve escaped from HMP Brixton. His anything-but-safe house also accommodates a yardie crack dealer and a pirate reggae station. It’s time Johnny faced up to reality...

international title: Johnny Was
original title: Johnny Was
country: United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, United States
sales agent: Nordisk Film International Sales
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Mark Hammond
film run: 90'
screenplay: Brendan Foley
cast: Mark Asante, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Samantha Mumba, Roger Daltrey, Laurence Kinlan, Eriq La Salle, Lennox Lewis
cinematography by: Mark Moriarty
film editing: Leif Axel Kjeldsen, Anne Østerud
art director: Ashleigh Jeffers
music: Adrian Sherwood
producer: Lars Hermann, Brendan Foley, Paul Largan, Tom Maguire, Patrick FitzSymons, Ira Besserman, Paul W. Hughes
production: Borderline Productions, Nordisk Film Production A/S, Ben Katz Productions (US)
backing: Irish Film Board, NIFTC, Equation, AV Pictures, Revolver Film
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