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Ten Dead Men (2008)

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  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 90 min
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  • IMDb page: Ten Dead Men (2008)
  • Rate: 3.9/10 total 526 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 27 January 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Filming Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK
  • Budget: £100,000(estimated)
  • Director: Ross Boyask
  • Stars: Doug Bradley, Terry Stone and Brendan Carr
  • Original Music By: Scott Benzie   
  • Soundtrack: Hustle
  • Plot Keyword: Left For Dead | Cage Fighting | Murder | Martial Arts | Mixed Martial Arts

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Ross Boyask  story
  • Phil Hobden  story
  • Chris Regan  writer

Known Trivia

  • The movie was filmed to replace the higher budget feature ‘Fixers’, a film that had it’s finance pulled at the last min. The film was originally intended as a finance trailer for Fixers but took on a life of it’s own…
  • Tom Gerald who plays Bruiser is actually a UK cage fighter for CAGE RAGE. The footage for this fight was shot before Cage rage 18 : Battleground at Wembley arena.
  • Cecil’s Rookie Racers is a Sussex based company specializing in providing banger cars fro drivers. They provided over 5 cars for the Banger race sequence, the car for character ‘Stone’ was actually driven by the actor PL Hobden.
  • P.L Hobden is a Pseudonym for producer Phil Hobden who uses PL Hobden when he is acting or performing in front of the cameras
  • This is the 40th film that producer-director team Hobden/Boyask have completed together, 37 short films and three features (the first ‘Night Warrior’ was produced in 1994 and released in Asia).
  • The Bruiser vs Tom fight was filmed in a building in Hastings that, just days later, was pulled down and destroyed.
  • Stephen Quadros, known as the fight professor, makes a very brief cameo in the film ringside at the Cage Rage fight. Stephen was actually commentating at the event (with Malcolm Martin and Rob Nutley) and was asked to make a brief appearance by the producer.
  • The film features a clip from ‘Left For Dead’ which was the first film by producer – director team of Phil Hobden and Ross Boyask and even shared some cast members.
  • The film features footage from ‘Lone Wolf 2 : Break Time’ a short film shot as a warm up to ‘Left for Dead’ and featuring many of the same cast.

Plot: Ten men took away his life. Now ten men will pay with their's. Ryan is left for dead, but returns to his old ways for one last revenge trip. And it's going to be bloody! Full summary » |  »

Story: Ryan has spent years putting his brutal past behind him. A different man now to the stone cold killer he was a lifetime ago. But when an old face from the past arrives on his doorstep, Ryan is called upon to repay a blood debt from years ago. But the price is too high. Betrayed, and with his life falling apart around him, Ryan goes on a murderous, bloody revenge spree against the Ten Men who took his life away from him. Ten men took away his life. Now Ten Men Will Pay.Written by Phil Hobden  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Darren Berry known as associate producer
  • Brendan Carr known as associate producer
  • Antony I. Ginnane known as executive producer
  • David Hannay known as executive producer
  • Phil Hobden known as producer
  • Mike Leeder known as co-producer
  • Dom Lyne known as co-associate producer
  • Ann Lyons known as executive producer
  • Richard Turner known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Doug Bradley known as The Narrator
  • Terry Stone known as Hart
  • Brendan Carr known as Ryan
  • Pooja Shah known as Amy
  • John Rackham known as Axel
  • Keith Eyles known as Project Manager
  • Ben Shockley known as Keller
  • J.C. Mac known as Parker
  • Jason Lee Hyde known as Garrett
  • Jason Maza known as Franklin Boulder
  • Tom Gerald known as Bruiser
  • Lee Latchford-Evans known as Harris
  • P.L. Hobden known as Stone
  • Silvio Simac known as Loomis
  • Dave Legeno known as Himself / Cage Fighter
  • Stephan Ashdown known as Petrol Station Customer
  • Tony Atilla known as Spain's Henchman #2
  • James Blackburn known as Ben
  • Richard Blackburn known as Mechanic #3
  • Ross Boyask known as Axel's Friend
  • Mark Buchanan known as Spain's Henchman #1
  • Greg Burridge known as Hart Henchman 6
  • Jason Cook known as Hart Henchman 4
  • Aldonio Danny Freitas known as Gang member
  • Alvin Delemico known as Spain
  • Simon Farncombe known as Boat Driver
  • Cecily Fay known as Dominatrix
  • Adrian Foiadelli known as Griffin
  • Terry Frazier known as Hart Henchman
  • Rob Freeman known as Henrickson
  • Tom Gadsen known as Hart Henchman
  • Abigail Gilbert known as Junkie #2
  • Matt Godwin known as Boat First Mate
  • Michael Graham known as Hart Henchman
  • Anthony Groves known as Peck
  • Caroline Hall known as Cage Rage Ring Girl
  • Giles Hall known as Hart Henchman
  • Adam Hawkins known as Plastic Bag Victim
  • Tom Hay known as Tom Hay Miller
  • Barry Henshaw known as Dog Track Doorman #1
  • Alan Hoad known as Dog Track Doorman #2
  • Martin Hooper known as Hart Henchman 5
  • Chris Jones known as Mechanic #1
  • Darryl Kempster known as Hart Henchman
  • Kieron Kiyani known as Parkour Runner
  • Johnni Lamb known as Loomis Henchman #3
  • Ellie Lartey known as TV Hooker
  • Matthew J. Lea known as Holden
  • Kimo Leopoldo known as Himself / Cage Fighter
  • Earl Ling known as Carter
  • Russell MacLeod known as Mechanic #4
  • Malcolm Martin known as Cage Rage Announcers / Himself
  • Shelly Mayne known as Smith
  • Brad Moss known as Parkour Runner
  • Rob Nutley known as Cage Rage Announcer / Himself
  • Dave Odonnell known as Cage Fighter
  • Paul Portinari known as Donnie
  • Chris Potter known as Junkie #1
  • Stephen Quadros known as Cage Rage Announcer / Himself
  • Toby Richards known as Tony Miller
  • Glenn Salvage known as Murdock
  • Chico Slimani known as Himself
  • Mark Sloan known as Porn Actor
  • Lou Szulc known as Manny
  • Andy Taylor known as Mechanic #2
  • Ryan Taylor known as Baracus
  • Aylsha Thompson known as Alice
  • Kat Varga known as Porn Actress
  • Andy Wareham known as Gang Member
  • Grant Waterman known as Cage Rage Referee
  • Lianne Whybrow known as Junkie #3
  • Salar Zarza known as Garage Fighter #1
  • Tommy Gunn known as Gangster (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Stefan Ashdown known as makeup supervisor
  • Jemma Carballo known as makeup assistant

Art Department:

  • Richard Denton known as prop weapons supplier

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Modern Life
  • Vitascope Filmed Entertainment (co-production)
  • David Hannay Productions

Other Companies:

  • AFX Industrial  visual effects
  • Alexandra  workwear provided by
  • Ants Productions  brighton ADR & voice recording by
  • Argus, The  additional casting & crewing
  • Argus, The  additional promotional services
  • Arlington Stadium  no thanks to
  • BBC Filmmakers Network  promotional services
  • Battery Studio, The  additional lighting equipment
  • Battle Orders  additional weapons
  • Bovingdean Airfield  locations provided by
  • Bucks Music Group  music thanks to
  • Business Post  courier services
  • Cage Rage  thanks to
  • Carphone Warehouse  thanks to
  • Cecils Rookie Bangers  banger cars
  • Chips Away  additional location
  • Combat Magazine  promotional services
  • DB Media  Cage Rage' footage supplied by
  • DeVere Grand Brighton  additional location
  • DigiB  color correction
  • DigiB  post production services by
  • Digital Delicatessen  additional promotional services
  • DragonsDenUk.com  promotional services
  • Elaine Murphy & Associates  representation for Mr. Bradley
  • FRS Country Wear  PPE supplier
  • Fighting Spirit Magazine  promotional services
  • G & M.B. Manning  additional location
  • Gala Coral – Brighton & Hove Greyhound Stadium  locations provided by
  • George  additional clothing provided by
  • Heroes Public House  thanks to
  • Hotel Hay  accomodation services
  • Impact Magazine  promotional services
  • IndieTalk.Com  promotional services
  • IndieTalk.Com  thanks to
  • Kungfucinema.com  promotional services
  • Lloyds TSB Business  banking services
  • LoveBritishfilm.co.uk  additional promotional services
  • Mid Sussex Times  thanks to
  • Mixed Martial Arts and Promotions  footage: Cage Rage
  • Mondo FX  additional make-up effects
  • Motorola  mobile phones provided by
  • Next Stores  additional clothing provided by
  • Panasonic  HDV cameras by
  • Powerslam Magazine  additional promotional services
  • RBM Studios  Brighton ADR recording
  • Rumour Machine  promotional services
  • SRS Motor Services  cars supplied by
  • STN Music  music thanks to
  • Sanctuary Records Group  thanks to
  • Sea Space  location
  • Shooting People  casting and crewing services
  • SmoothDevil  promotional services
  • Soulshaker Productions  London ADR recording
  • Spedeworth International  additional location
  • StornHD  HD mastering at
  • Talent Circle  casting and crewing services
  • Tooled Up.com  portable lights
  • Top Man Stores  additional clothing provided by
  • UK Screen  casting and crewing services
  • Vengeance Magazine  promotional services
  • Wise Choice  additional location
  • Worldwide Jam  parkour liaisons
  • ZoneOne Studios  compositing

Distributors:

  • Brit Films (2009) (UK) (DVD)
  • IFM World Releasing (2007) (worldwide) (all media)
  • MTI Home Video (2009) (USA) (all media)
  • MTI Video (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Mti Home Video
  • Schmalz-Schneider (2009) (Austria) (DVD) (as Illusions Unltd. Films)
  • Sunfilm Entertainment (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Tiberius Film (2009) (Germany) (DVD)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • AFX Industrial
  • Cinebuild (breakway glass)
  • MJ Knights Military Effects (pyrotechnics and practical effects)
  • Mondo FX (additional make-up effects)
  • ZoneOne Studios (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • Steve Hayes known as visual effects producer
  • Dc Hewitt known as digital effects artist
  • Ramunas Karpuska known as digital effects artist

Release Date:

  • UK 26 April 2008 (Seni Show)
  • UK 26 April 2008 (Fighting Spirit Film Festival)
  • France 25 January 2009
  • USA 27 January 2009
  • Japan 4 February 2009
  • Germany 13 March 2009
  • Greece 13 March 2009
  • UK 31 March 2009 (End of the Pier International Festival)
  • UK 25 May 2009

MPAA: Rated R for pervasive bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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Posted on March 30, 2012 by Harry in Movies | Tags: , , , .

9 Comments

  1. Ryan Hunter from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    I was hoping that "10 Dead Men" was going to be as good as "Rise of theFoot Soldier." The premise/plot is a decent yet typical tale of revengewhile the fight choreographing is superb. The acting, dialog,cinematography and editing are horrible (i.e. terrible directing).

    The small budget excuses the poor cinematography and editing however itdoesn't excuse the bad acting, dialog and overall horrible directing.

    The film seems more a vehicle for sadistic homo-erotica than seriousstory-telling with lots of violent BDSM, torture, transvestites, andbig burly men.

    As a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fan I was offended by the film'sportrayal of MMA competitors as brutal, blood-thirsty, mindless goons.

    The entire film is summed up in one scene halfway though the movie. Twoof the main characters are mindlessly watching TV on the couch. Thesupporting actor channel surfs past an MMA fight to a porn channelwhich bores and annoys Ryan (the main character). Ryan then takes theremote and returns to watching the MMA fight and is visibly excited bythe action.

    If you're looking for a film featuring homo-erotica, BDSM and MMA towatch with your guy buddies then this is the flick for you. However ifyou are looking for a good action film like "Rise of the Foot Soldier"look somewhere else.

    Don't be fooled by a high IMDb rating of this film. I watched it as ithad an IMDb rating of 8.1/10 with 156 votes. After watching the film Iam very certain that the entire cast and everyone they know voted a 10for this movie.

    I rated it a 4/10 as the fight choreographing is superb.

  2. joker_greenhouse from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    I never give up on a film, but I jacked this one in after only 20 Min'sjust now. Bad camera shots, equally bad editing and sound postproduction. The score is one of the worst I've ever heard. I reallycould knock up up better one right now (even the instruments/soundsused are cheap ass midi tacky rubbish).

    And to cap it all, (bearing in mind this is meant to be a hard blokesorta film), it's only got Lee Latchford-Evans from a crappy BritishVillage People-esquire pop band called 'Steps' that destroyed theairwaves for a good ten years or so.. trying to act hard/gangster. Evenif your not British and don't know who he is, it's still not gonna sitright.

    I get the feeling the whole thing is devised and made by inexperienced,retired cage fighters still high on after show testosterone fuelledsteroid binges.

  3. M_R_G from Northern England
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    Ross Boyask & Phil Hobden have created, in this movie, a work so awfulthat it is utterly compelling.

    If you remember the dreadful photo stories from the girly teen comicsof the 80's, (so brilliantly parodied in UK adult comic Viz) thenimagine a moving picture version with violence, and you will be most ofthe way toward understanding the feel and presentation of this film.

    The storyline itself, is a poor version of The Crow, without all thecoolness of course, and without the exceptional feeling of empathy forthe main character. Where The Crow had dark, brooding, Gothicbrilliance, with a classic and memorable score, this movie failed ateverything… except at being bad, that is. If revenge story lines weredrinks, The Crow would be a fine vintage Champagne, whereas 10 Dead Menwould be p*ss flavoured water.

    Where it fails in the storyline department, it fails equally asspectacularly in the action genre department. The fight scenes arepatently contrived and badly executed, and the gore effects brilliantlypoor.

    The acting itself is so appallingly bad, that the viewer is forced toconsider the possibility that Boyask abandoned the traditionalauditioning route, and instead opted for the less orthodox method ofapproaching likely looking characters in bars, and asking them if theywanted to be in his movie. Seriously, the acting is so bad, that attimes even the walking looks strained and put-on.

    Doug Bradley's narration seals the deal. It comes across as a badlywritten afterthought; an addition to the moving picture storyboard.It's almost as if the director realised that the acting talent withinthe cast pool was utterly incapable of putting the rather tiredstoryline across, and threw it in as a necessary evil. The movie ishowever, all the better for it.

    And therein lies the brilliance in this movie. It is so unintentionallybad, that it compels you to keep watching, right up to the ratherpredictable and clichéd ending. One needs to look to the deliberatelyawful genius of Peter Jackson's 1987 movie "Bad Taste" to see this sortof dreadful. Where movies deliberately made this bad miss the mark ofawful by the very act of trying to be such, this movie succeeds inspades entirely by accident… It is that which makes this movie worthwatching.

    I would have loved to have given this movie a 10 vote, if for no otherreason than the maker's sheer lack of shame for releasing it. In theend, I gave it one star, because awful REALLY IS the best descriptionfor it… and that's why you should watch it.

  4. crazynorweegian from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    I could only get about 3 minutes into this video. Most of the reasonfor this is because it is, in fact, a video and not a film. This is animportant distinguishing feature, because the use of a video camerahere has made the piece look amateurish despite some decent camera workand far above average editing. Everything is there to make this amediocre film… except the film. A better camera and an actualprofessional sound crew would have made this video something worthy ofthe video rental vending machine I got it from. Unless you are a filmstudent and want to view this from the point of view of a director/editor, then I strongly recommend that you avoid spending any money onthis at all.

  5. david-3354 from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    This is absolute tripe!! Terrible acting by most, if not all of thecast. I watched this for about half an hour thinking it couldn't getany worse….but it did. I only watched it because Terry Stone is in itand I thought Rise of the Footsoldier was excellent. Avoid thisfilm….it is 90 minutes of your life you won't be able to get back.BAD BAD BAD BAD. I do wonder what people think of when they are makinggarbage like this? Do they honestly think this is a good piece of filmmaking? I would love to hear what the director/producer have to sayabout it. It makes it into my all time worst 5 films. It is years sinceI saw something as bad as this. I love this type of film but this onefalls way short on so many levels. The acting is rubbish, the sound isrubbish, the directing is rubbish…..and did I mention the acting???

  6. colinhawksby from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    Ten Dead Men is one of 2 low budget films I watched recently.The otherwas Jack Says.The 2 have quite a bit in common- they start with someonebeing tortured by gangsters, girlfriend is murdered,revenge etc.

    Whereas Jack Says tries to be cleverer, 10DM just charges in like aBull in a China Shop and uses the plot as an excuse to shoehorn somebrutal fight scenes into the story.

    Brendan Carr is the lead..playing a proper psycho he is believable and( unlike Jack in Jack Says) quite intimidating.All the heavies in thisfilm seem more than capable of damaging someone.

    We only see his girlfriend briefly but she seems very sweet..just thetype to take him out of his criminal life.

    Production values are rubbish..at times this looks like it was filmedon a mobile phone.There is little dialogue and the story is drivenforward by a narrator..Pinhead from Hellraiser.( He must need the moneybadly). He is the wrong choice to play the voice over of the leadcharacter….he is far too posh.

    This is not a great film by any means but it is the sort of thing youmight enjoy with a few beers

  7. rjpurves from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    This film is so utterly dreadful that I couldn't finish it. It'sobvious that the "actors" were just martial artists plucked from a gymand had no acting ability whatsoever. There's been no story developmentpast whatever gangster films the writer/director and producer decidedto use elements of and lastly there's a voice-over … which made mecringe every time I heard it, and insisted on telegraphing the story.

    The story is not so much conveyed to us, but dictated to us which isjust sloppy. Didactic films are not the way to go here.

    It's at that point I stopped the DVD and checked out the IMDb. Guys,you proudly proclaim that this is your 40th film together. Did youactually bother learning anything from the previous 39? Things that areessential in film-making such as story, character, frame composition,lighting, sound design, music and directing? It's obvious that whileyou have the talent (or luck) to get projects off the ground, you've noidea about how to execute a film.

    In summation, either watch a bunch of really good films and learn tosee how they work … or just stop now and let other people have a go.I really hope this isn't representative of your body of work but i'vean odd feeling it is.

  8. JoeytheBrit from www.moviemoviesite.com
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    I honestly don't know how this film found it's way onto my Lovefilmlist – I think I might have confused it with 50 Dead Men Walking – butI thought I might as well watch it. In my opinion no film is a completeloss and I honestly can't remember the last time I failed to watch amovie from beginning to end – but it's hard work sometimes.

    The first thing you notice about 10 Dead Men is that it's made withvirtually no budget (estimated at £100,000 on this site – which isabout the price of a one-bed starter home) but there's nothing wrongwith that – I'm all for independent film makers going it on their ownwith limited resources, and I've seen some half-decent films as aresult. So kudos to the director and producer for having the energy andenthusiasm most of us lack – and for coming across as splendid chaps onthe film's message boards on this site.

    Sadly, there's not a huge amount of good things that can be said aboutthis film by anyone who has broad experience of movie watching. Thesubject matter is fairly uninspired, and its relentless violence seemsto have been targeted towards the kind of Neanderthals who like to do alittle filming of their own – usually on their mobile when they'reengaging in a spot of happy-slapping. The acting is dire – but I don'treally expect awards-standard performances from a no-budget flick, so Iwasn't too bothered by that. The direction and editing are OK, and themakers clearly know where their major weaknesses are, which is whydialogue is kept to a minimum (to the point of ridiculousness in thecase of the leading man: either they thought his vocal skills werebeyond saving or they were trying to create a mysteriousman-with-no-name type because despite having 90% screen time he onlyspeaks one line) and the action scenes are delivered in two-minuteintervals.

    The one area in which low budget films are not at such a disadvantageas other films is in the writing. Imagination costs nothing, and ifyou've got the ear for it, natural-sounding dialogue will flownaturally, but the storyline here seems to be something of anafterthought – just something to fill the empty seconds betweengunfights and torture.

  9. luis691991 from London
    30 Mar 2012, 11:59 pm

    This is by far the worst British film I have ever seen. An absolutedisgrace to my eyes, ears and general well being. Its suppose to be a'action thriller' but turned out to be the unintentional 'Comedy of theyear'. Me and my mates had a right good laugh at this tripe. God knowswhere we stumbled upon this steaming pile of dog toffee but it was soondiscarded from my presence. I hate it that much it has a special placein my heart. We watched it several times and even viewed the 'makingof', what a top laugh that was. I was tortured with the theme tune,little quotes and reminders of scenes to this day. All in all the term'hate from the pit of my stomach' is thrown around too much these daysbut Ten Dead Men really fits the bill. The cast and crew should beashamed of what they have done and let loose on the unsuspectingpublic. Ten men took Ryans life way. Ten men had to pay. IncludingBrendan Carr, Lee Latchford Evans, Terry Stone and that idiot 'theProjects Manager'.

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

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