- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 4, 2002
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Surround - 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: Production Featurette
- US Trailer
- UK Trailer
- Cast & Crew Biographies
- Cockney Dictionary
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Piss off, y'nonce!"
- Big Chris's young son, and criminal-in-training, Little Chris (Peter McNicholl)
"You have a better idea how to get 500,000 pounds, in the next few days...let us know!"
- Eddy (Nick Moran) to his friends when he tells them of his robbery plan
"You're JD's son,"--Hatchet Harry (P.H. Moriarty) upon meeting Eddy
"Sorry, I don't know your father."--Eddy.
"You will if you keep that attitude up."
- Hatchet Harry
"There is one more thing. It's been emotional."
- Big Chris (Vinnie Jones)
Sight and Sound - 09/01/1998
"...Stylised wildly at every turn..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/20/1999
Rating: A - Recommended
New York Times - 03/05/1999
"...Brash, ebullient direction....The punchy little flourishes that load this English gangster film with attitude are perfectly welcome....A fine feat of macho gamesmanship..."
Premiere - 03/01/1999
"...[An] exhilarating, showy cinematic style....[With] multiple cackles and head rushes..."
USA Today - 03/05/1999
"...It's bursting with enough cheekiness and hustle-bustle to attract a cult. It's obvious Ritchie has talent..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/12/1999
"...LOCK, STOCK is fun....It has an exuberance....It's alive..."
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS is a kineticly comic tale that follows a group of Londoners who find themselves in over their collective heads after a sour card game. Luckily for them--or so they think--they discover that their neighbors are plotting a robbery, a perfect opportunity for the lads to stumble into some payback money. So the scams begin to pile....
Scams And Cons |
Theatrical Release |
- Filming began on November 6, 1997, at Repton Boxing Gym in East London, a notorious haunt of the infamous real-life gangsters, the Kray twins.
- Typical freezing, rainy London weather plagued the crew, who sent runners back and forth all day long to a 24-hour bagel shop for hot tea and bagels.
- The sleazy feel of the converted East End buildings and interior sets were inspired by old photos of London's formerly red-light district, Soho (now an art gallery and night club stronghold).
- Sting's wife, Trudie Styler, was the executive producer of the film, and for Guy Ritchie's following movie, SNATCH. The couple introduced Ritchie to his wife, pop singer and actress Madonna, at a luncheon at their home during production of LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS.
- Ritchie was previously a music promo and commercial director. He completed his first short, THE HARD CASE, a few years before LOCK, STOCK.
- "Personally, I would rather imply violence, anyway, we've seen it all before and I'm not interested in spilling the claret,"--Ritchie said of his decision to not make LOCK, STOCK into a visual blood-bath.
- The short [mentioned in the media links row], LOCK STOCK AND FOUR STOLEN
HOOVES, is the pilot for the British television series, LOCK STOCK AND TWO
SMOKING BARRELS, based on the film.