1994 film that was the directorial debut of Paul W.S. Anderson.
Billy Mackenzie (Jude Law) is a self-destructive young man just released from prison who rejoins his gang of tearaways and cast-offs who spend their days partying, joyriding and ramraiding. He soon attracts the ire of Tommy (Sean Pertwee), a small-time crook who ran things while Billy was inside with more of eye towards profit than wanton destruction.
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- No Communities Were Harmed: The films setting is never outright stated, but establishing shots of locations like Trellick Tower and Lakeside, as well as the accents used by a majority of the characters, make it pretty clear that it takes place in London.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Monkey and Be Bop's names are never revealed.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Monkey, when putting on his Michael Jackson mask, mentions that he's always wanted to be Black.
- Shout-Out: Billy getting out of prison and being picked up by his girlfriend in a stolen car is a reference to The Italian Job.
- Tagline: "No one leaves without paying."
- Waxing Lyrical Be Bop references the opening lines of Straight Outta Compton at one point.