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Honest (2000)

The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

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David A. Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicole Appleton ... Gerry Chase
Natalie Appleton Natalie Appleton ... Mandy Chase
Melanie Blatt Melanie Blatt ... Jo Chase
Derek Deadman Derek Deadman ... Night Watchman
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Market Trader
Vinny Reed Vinny Reed ... Stills Photographer
Karina Iszatt Karina Iszatt ... Body Painted Girl
Peter Facinelli ... Daniel Wheaton
Rick Warden ... Baz
Jonathan Cake ... Andrew Pryce-Stevens
Willie Ross Willie Ross ... Woodbine
Annette Badland ... Rose
Corin Redgrave ... Duggie Ord
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... Cedric
Paul Rider Paul Rider ... Mo
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The film is an edgy black comedy set in swinging London in the late 60s. The All Saints girls play three street wise sisters who head 'up West' to rob and generally cause trouble.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

To live outside the law you must be...Honest.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality and nudity, language, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Pathé Distribution

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Casi honestas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

During the French sequences a town signpost saying "Clement La Frenais" is visible. See more »

Goofs

The hospital scene contains numerous items of medical equipment, furniture, fixtures and fittings dating firmly from the late 1990s (e.g., beds, bedside cabinets, signs, doors and door handles) which do not resemble those used in 1968 when the film was set. See more »

Quotes

Hostage: I get it, this is a Happening!
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Soundtracks

Turn into Earth
Written by Chris Dreja, Jim McCarty, Jeff Beck, Keith Relf and Paul Samwell-Smith
Performed by Al Stewart
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pop not art
27 May 2001 | by sparkle-14See all my reviews

Despite the pathetic protestations of the Director and production company, this film was nothing more than a 'Spice World II'. Nothing wrong with that as Spice World had an ardent audience of pre-teens/ teens and made money. But no, Honest Productions seemed to think that 'Honest' was serious art for adults. Very misguided, but apparently they persuaded their distributors of same. Had the Director curbed his ego (and obvious desperation to be seen as a serious director), cut the violence and sex so that the REAL audience for this film: teen and pre-teen fans of the All Saints had access, this film might actually have found its true audience and made some money. Yet it seems only adults went to see movie, in hopes of getting a good look at the Appleton sisters' breasts. In casting three non-actors who obviously couldn't muster up the ironic edge to give a silly story any real comic value; attaching an aging pop star who clearly can't direct; and trying to sell this as 'serious art', the team behind this pic cut their own throats. Why didn't the distributors, who ought to know better, insist that this be edited to get a 15 certificate? That's even more idiotic than the film itself.


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