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The Young Americans

by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment & Working Title Films

Synopsis

John Harris, an American drug enforcement officer, is asked by London police to help them in cracking an organized drug ring.

The syndicate is run by a ruthless young American who turns disaffected young Britons into hardened criminals. The gang has gunned down a well-known mobster and supplies cheap heroin to dance clubs all over London. Harris hooks up with British police officer Edward Foster and they discover that the drug ring is just a small part of a huge international mob. They recruit teenager Chris O’Neill, a club-land barman eager for revenge after the murder of his father in the latest legacy of gangland violence. As they edge ever closer to the kill, London braces itself for a bloody battle in which the young suspects may ultimately become the victims.

Credits

Harvey Keitel
John Harris
Craig Kelly
Christian O’Neill
Thandie Newton
Rachael Stevens
Iain Glen
Edward Foster
John Wood
Richard Donnelly
Terence Rigby
Sidney Callow
Keith Allen
Jack Doyle
Viggo Mortensen
Carl Frazer
Dave Duffy
Louis Carnegie
Geoffrey McGivern
Brian Carver
Nigel Clauzel
Lionel Stevens
Huggy Leaver
Mark Byrne
Dig Wayne
Gary Washington
Christopher Adamson
Billy Cohen
James Duggan
Dermot O’Neill
Anna Keaveney
Katie Arnold
John Forgeham
Detective Gray
Clifford Predgen
Detective Clark
David Doyle
Robert Dean
Norman Roberts
Dwayne Henry
Nick Burnell
Frank Pierce
Phil Lonagan
Pierce’s Bodyguard
Toni Palmer
Pierce’s Widow
Joan Hooley
Lionel’s Mother
Adrian Lucas
Doctor
Director
Danny Cannon
Writers
Danny Cannon
David Hilton
Producers
Alison Owen
Paul Trijbits
Cinematographer
Vernon Layton


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