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Tu£sday (2008)

  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 398 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 10 October 2008 (UK)
  • Runtime: 79 min
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Tu£sday (2008)


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  • IMDb page: Tu£sday (2008)
  • Rate: 4.9/10 total 398 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Mystery | Thriller
  • Release Date: 10 October 2008 (UK)
  • Runtime: 79 min
  • Filming Location: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London, England, UK
  • Budget: £150,000(estimated)
  • Director: Sacha Bennett
  • Stars: Philip Glenister, John Simm and Ashley Walters
  • Original Music By: Edwin Sykes   
  • Soundtrack: A Thief Stole My Heart
  • Plot Keyword: Bank | Heist | Police | Safe Deposit | Bank Heist

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Sacha Bennett  written by

Known Trivia

  • Shot in just 16 days.
  • The number ‘237’ (or 23 and 7) are prominent throughout the film, including the day of the robbery 23rd July (23/7).

Plot: What happens when 3 groups of people decide to rob the same bank on the same day?  »

Story: What happens when 3 groups of people decide to rob the same bank on the same day?


Synopsis: London in the 1980s is a city quickly adapting to new technologies in the fields of finance, music, computer games and of course, bank security. A local high street bank is an early adopter of the new technology and becomes an unlikely temporary holding facility for the Meidan-i-Noor, an emerald the size of a fist.

A group of bank robbers, dubbed The Cowboys by the press, are tearing up the town with one audacious robbery after another. Brilliantly executed plans using the latest technology are making the police look tired and irrelevant. Its not long before the The Cowboys are informed of the whereabouts of the Emerald.The Cowboys are Silver (John Simm), Butch (Cristian Solimeno), Billy (Ashley Walters) and Earp (Philip Glenister). Silver is the driver. Butch is the muscle. Billy is the brains and Earp is the experience. Earp knows that opportunities are becoming harder to find and so this last job had better be a big one.

Two of the clerks at the bank hear of the emerald. Angie (Kate Magowan) feels that shes been passed over for promotion because of a glass ceiling. Samantha (Kristy Mitchell) is tired of her job and easily led. Both are gorgeous, and certainly trouble for anyone taking them for granted, and that includes bank robbers.

William is a middle-aged suburban salary slave, whose independently wealthy wife is having an open affair with his boss. What William does best, is to suffer in silence, although all thats about to change when he discovers that a bank will not lend him enough money to cut his losses and move on.

Jerry (Kevin McNally) is the police detective, charged with the responsibility of finding The Cowboys and bringing them to justice. Hes close to retirement and doesnt want his legacy to be a string of unsolved bank jobs. His deputy Thomas (Dylan Brown), is snapping at his heels. Jerry may think his life is complicated enough, but an unwelcome appearance from a familiar face will show how mistaken he is.

We join the story in the police interrogation room, where all the characters must eventually sit. Every one of them has their own version of events, and the story of the robbery is revealed through a series of their flashbacks. Nothing really adds up. Maybe The Cowboys are the least deserving of a sentence for this crime. Maybe theres more to William than meets the eye. Maybe its really true that smart and pretty girls get away with absolutely everything. Maybe Jerry and Thomas havent got a hope in hell of solving this before the audience, although heaven knows there are enough clues.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • James Armitage known as associate producer
  • Sacha Bennett known as producer
  • Nigel Bliss known as executive producer
  • Paul Fournel known as executive producer
  • Jonathan Parsons known as producer
  • Berry van Zwieten known as executive producer
  • Berry van Zwieten known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Philip Glenister known as The Cowboys – Earp
  • John Simm known as The Cowboys – Silver
  • Ashley Walters known as The Cowboys – Billy
  • Cristian Solimeno known as The Cowboys – Butch
  • Kevin McNally known as The Cops – Jerry (as Kevin R McNally)
  • Dylan Brown known as The Cops – Thomas
  • Gregor Truter known as The Cops – Detective Laurel
  • James Barriscale known as The Cops – Detective Hardy
  • Richard Brown known as The Cops – P.C. Maguffin
  • Kate Magowan known as The Bank – Angie
  • Kirsty Mitchell known as The Bank – Samantha
  • Alex MacQueen known as The Bank – Mr. Jacobs
  • Sal Esen known as The Bank – Mortgage Advisor
  • Roger Layton known as The Bank – George Hardy
  • Veronica Brown known as The Bank – Susan
  • Mick Barber known as The Bank – 'Curly'
  • Lucy Burns known as The Bank – 'Ginger Strauss'
  • Linal Haft known as The Office – William
  • Emil Marwa known as The Office – Raj
  • Beth Goddard known as The Office – Helen
  • Jonathan Parsons known as The Office – William's Boss (as Basil Braxton)
  • Marina Fiorato known as The Gemhouse – Mrs. Jones
  • David Garry known as The Gemhouse – Mr. Wroe
  • Catherine Locardi known as The Gemhouse – Tina
  • Andy Cody known as The Gemhouse – The Bodyguard
  • James Millman known as The Gemhouse – The Gem Fence
  • Paul Fournel known as The Gemhouse – The Receptionist (as Paul Fournell)
  • Nigel Bliss known as The Gemhouse – The Jeweller
  • Jim Alexander known as Trojan Unit
  • Brian Bosley known as Trojan Unit (as Brian Bozley)
  • Dell Taylor known as Trojan Unit



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Vicky Ellis known as makeup artist
  • Amy Moorcroft known as hair stylist
  • Amy Moorcroft known as makeup designer
  • Corinne Robinson known as makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Magdalena Berglind known as prop manager (as Magdalena Anna Przezdziecka)
  • Ben Clark known as stand-by props
  • Verena Grundhammer known as art department assistant
  • Agnieszka Lipowska known as art department assistant
  • Yasmina Gonzales Lozano known as art department assistant
  • Joge Serna known as construction manager




Production Companies:

  • Hangman Film Company
  • Japan Films

Other Companies:

  • Goldcrest Post Production London  sound post-production


  • HBO Hungary (2009) (Hungary) (TV) (original airing)
  • Hopscotch Films (2008) (Australia) (all media)
  • Hopscotch Films (2008) (New Zealand) (all media)
  • KNM Home Entertainment (2011) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Paradox Entertainment Group (2009) (Canada) (all media)
  • Verve Pictures (2008) (UK) (DVD)



Other Stuff

Release Date:
  • UK 10 October 2008
  • Australia 21 May 2009
  • New Zealand 21 May 2009
  • Hungary 23 July 2009 (TV premiere)
  • Canada 29 September 2009



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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  1. tgabber from London, England
    31 Mar 2012, 12:11 am

    The core idea of the script has a good and fairly original idea, namelythat multiple people attempt to rob the same bank at the same time.

    Unfortunately, the writer directed his own script and quite simplyfailed to tell the story in a coherent fashion on the screen. There isnothing particularly to fault about the acting (indeed there's a goodcast) or technical aspects of the film, however the jumping back andforwards in the timeline just doesn't work right. Some scenes arerepeated with slight variations, unfortunately the variations are soslight that it feels like you're suddenly watching a "+1" TV channel.The director also fails to make us care about (and therefore root for)a particular set of protagonists. The overall feeling at the end of thefilm is one of 'so what?'.

    I suspect had the writer allowed someone else to direct his script wemight have seen a much, much better movie.

  2. Cissy-Fairfax from London, England
    31 Mar 2012, 12:11 am

    As the other reviews have said, a really peculiar film.

    A fairly good concept, equally good cast both combined enough to seeyou through to the end, but it never goes anywhere & very littlehappens despite the lingering hope that something bigger is around thecorner.

    The big problem is the timeline, it jumped around, the lack ofchronology added very little – nothing in some instances & would'vebeen better served in a standard timeline. Scenes were repeated 3, 4even 5 times over – once or twice with an interesting revelation butmostly not.

    Other insertions seemed to serve very little. The two female charactersplot line never developed at all and I couldn't see the significance ofthe sole robber being the elder brother of the senior officer.

    A high 3/10

  3. James O'Dowd (Eviljay) from Basingstoke, England
    31 Mar 2012, 12:11 am

    Clearly building on the success of Life on Mars and the relationshipbetween John Simm and Philip Glenister comes Tu£sday; a movie about 3separate groups of characters, all out to rob an Emerald from a bankand all decide to rob it at the same time.

    Chaos ensues.

    Except it doesn't. I didn't care about the characters. I didn't careabout the storyline and the bad Liverpool and Glaswegian accents justgrated on me.

    Hoping it would be a kind of Lock, Stock with the multiple interwovenstory lines centred around a bank robbery, i was woefully disappointed.

    The time line jumps around between scenes and slowly builds upeveryone's story. Unfortunately this is just confusing rather thanclever. The robbery is deeply uninspired and just a little too'regular' for a movie. Adrenalin-pumping it is not! The actors lookbored throughout and the film ends with the most predictableanti-climax I've seen in a long while.

    I waited and waited for something exciting to happen. But nothing does,it just plods along at its own little pace, then it ends.

    The only commendation I can give it, is that it's a nice trim 79minutes so you won't waste too much of your life on it. Even 3 of thoseare spent on the most dull opening credits I've seen in a long while.

  4. agibaer from Austria
    31 Mar 2012, 12:11 am

    Summary: A notorious gang of robbers known as "The Cowboys" rob a bankthat is already been robbed by someone else.

    Review: Boy, what a mess! Confusing and erratic back flashes, the samescene in the bank shown over and over from different angles andperspectives and a whole lot of unnecessary or unfinished plot strings.Starring John Simm and Philip Glenister, the great Duo from "Life onMars" this could have been such a great, funny and entertaining movie.I think this movie is meant to be funny as well, but you don't get muchof that. Interesting, how 74 minutes can take that long to pass.Boring.

    Highlight: The Security Guard

    Notable Actors: John Simm (Doctor Who), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars)

  5. Kwah-LeBaire from Australia
    31 Mar 2012, 12:11 am

    This is a British heist movie. I bought the DVD because I like heistmovies, but this one was a disappointment. There is a good, originalidea at the heart of it, but the execution lets it down.

    The direction is of the clunky television variety. I kept thinking Iwas watching one of those snarly, macho British cop shows, except therobbers got (slightly) more screen time than the cops. The big'surprise' at the end is clumsily signaled early on.

    The story leaps about in time and space, with the same tiny slices ofstory being told over and over again, with incremental increases ateach iteration. If you want to see a movie with multiple viewings ofthe same event, done properly, watch the Stanley Kubrick heist, "TheKilling".

    There is probably less than an hour of actual story-time to the movie.It has been padded out to 79 minutes by the repetitions and anexhausting, irritating and near-impossible-to-read title sequence atthe beginning.

    If you really want to watch "Tu£sday", look for a DVD version withEnglish sub-titles, unless you're fluent in a variety of Britishaccents. I was guessing at much of the dialogue, with frequent recourseto the rewind button for second and third hearings of a line.

    And if all you want is to see a good British heist movie, try: "A FishCalled Wanda", "The Bank Job", "Daylight Robbery", "The General" or"Sexy Beast".

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