Dead Man’s Shoes

A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.

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Film Cast:

  • Richard: Paddy Considine
  • Sonny: Gary Stretch
  • Anthony: Toby Kebbell
  • Jo: Jo Hartley
  • Big Al: Seamus O’Neill
  • Herbie: Stuart Wolfenden
  • Tuff: Paul Sadot
  • Mark: Paul Hurstfield
  • Patti: Emily Aston
  • Gypsy John: George Newton
  • Soz: Neil Bell
  • Elvis: Andrew Shim

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Tessa Ross
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Nigel Heath
  • Writer: Paddy Considine
  • Executive Producer: Peter Carlton
  • Editor: Chris Wyatt
  • Director of Photography: Danny Cohen
  • Writer: Shane Meadows
  • Executive Producer: Will Clarke
  • Producer: Mark Herbert
  • Editor: Celia Haining
  • Original Music Composer: Aphex Twin
  • Editor: Lucas Roche
  • Production Coordinator: Rachel Robey
  • Stunt Coordinator: Rod Woodruff
  • Production Assistant: Mary Burke
  • Sound Effects Editor: Greg Marshall
  • Casting: Carol Crane
  • Gaffer: Mark Clayton
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Tim Caplan
  • Foley Artist: Paul Hanks
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist: Tristan Versluis
  • Foley Artist: Ian Waggott
  • Unit Publicist: Keeley Naylor
  • Production Design: Adam Tomlinson
  • Assistant Art Director: Rosie Jones
  • Sound Recordist: Stevie Haywood
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: James Feltham
  • Visual Effects Editor: Al Ford
  • Additional Photography: Zac Nicholson
  • Still Photographer: Dean Rogers
  • Costume Supervisor: Theresa Hughes
  • Location Manager: Richard Knight
  • Dialogue Editor: Matt D. Hall
  • Executive Producer: Steve Beckett
  • Foley Mixer: Mark Hackett
  • Focus Puller: Matt Shaw
  • 2D Artist: Bronwyn Edwards
  • Second Assistant Director: Lisa Butler
  • Continuity: Louise Knight
  • Aerial Camera: Mike Parker
  • Clapper Loader: Andy Hill
  • First Assistant Director: Griffin
  • Storyboard Artist: Anjan Sarkar
  • Sound Assistant: Dave Heels
  • Electrician: Michael Bail
  • Gaffer: Dave Ainley
  • Focus Puller: Lucie Seymour
  • Visual Effects Producer: Bumble Davis

Movie Reviews:

  • mattwilde123: ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’ is the fourth full-length feature film directed and written by Shane Meadows in 2004. Starring Paddy Considine, it tells the story of an ex-soldier who returns home to a small town in the Midlands seeking revenge on a group of thugs who have terrorised his younger brother. The film, at first, embraces the ultimate act of revenge with dark humour and disturbing violence, but soon turns out to criticise what effect vengeance has on the protagonist.

    The film questions the role of masculinity in British working-class society by having very different male stereotypes thrown together in a very isolated environment. Not only does the film make a statement about gender roles, but more importantly, it tackles the issue of honour and justice. The audience’s allegiances sway dramatically throughout the film as Richard (Considine) becomes more brutal in his execution styles. A similar British film that challenges the audience’s perception of who is right is Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

    On simple viewing of this film, you could say that it is a revenge slasher-flick with plenty of gore; however, I feel that this film is a powerful piece of cinema that is a statement for the immorality of British society and the ideologies it imposes but it also uses Uttoxeter to show the corruption of human nature.


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