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Hard Tide (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 29 April 2016 (UK)
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An unlikely friendship is forged when a small-time drug dealer and a neglected nine-year-old girl are forced to go on the run together.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nathanael Wiseman ... Jake
Mem Ferda ... Simon Flowers
Alexandra Newick Alexandra Newick ... Jade
Oliver Stark ... Alfie Fisher
Katharina Gellein Viken Katharina Gellein Viken ... Kim (as Katarina Gellin)
Andy Lucas Andy Lucas ... Oldman Flowers
Ralph Brown ... Gaz
Beverly Hills ... Mary
Sean Cronin ... Terry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Diamond Brown Natalie Diamond Brown ... Small time drug dealer
Grant Davis Grant Davis ... Jade's Dad
Jel Djelal ... Erdem Karim
Joe Fort Joe Fort ... Tom
Matthew Jones Matthew Jones ... Police Officer 2
Leroy Kincaide ... Big George Webbly
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In 2011, a small time drug dealer on a council estate was hunted by the police in connection with multiple murders and the kidnap of a neglected nine year old girl. This is his story. Written by REDEEMING FEATURES

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48 hours to save each other

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

My Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Margate, Kent, England, UK

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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | D-Cinema 96kHz 5.1 (RCA Sound System)

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Color
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The idea for the feature film came about, after Rob cast Nate in his graduation short film 'My Hero' now affectionately called 'My Little Hero'. See more »

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A spin on the usual formula for UK crime films
17 May 2016 | by frompagescreenSee all my reviews

If I make a list this year of 'films you should watch' then Hard Tide is going to be on it. I thought I was going to see drug deals, mid level violence and handguns and all three of those are in fact in Hard Tide but what I didn't expect was what I got. Hard Tide isn't just another drug deal, thug movie (and trust me. I watch enough of those) this film has it all. Its beautifully shot and a lot of the time it has this wonderful 'old movie' style to it with sun reflections and lighting tricks making the film look far more impressive than a lot of films I've seen recently. If I say that a lot of the film reminded me 1970's films, then I mean that as a compliment. I love that look of Hard Tide. still-of-mem-ferda-and-nathanael-wiseman-in-hard-tide-(2015)-large- picture

The plot took turns that I didn't know about (and I don't mean in a 'he sees dead people ' manner. I'm not talking about plot twists. I'm talking about plot development. Nathanael Wiseman is great as 'Jake' who is the lead in the film. I only realised when the end credits rolled that Nathanael (along with Robert Osman) wrote and directed the film. 'Jake' shouldn't be a likable character because he deals drugs for a living, but he breaks that stereotypical drug dealer role that so often isn't broken in films. He is a person who has a conscience and who cares for other things in life, not just money. It doesn't take long for the audience to care about Jake, and thats down to the writing of his story and of course the performance by Nathanael. Sequel please!!!!!

The rest of the cast are great. There is a single scene very early on with Ralph Brown which actually was the first moment in the film where I realised how clever the writing was in Hard Tide and that I was in for something different. But it wasn't the last time I realised how smart the writing was.

Newcomer Alexandra Newick is great as 'Jade' and hopefully this will lead to more roles for her. Actually there isn't anything I could fault about Hard Tide. I had tension, it had dark humour, it had charm. Hard Tide was a great way to start my day (I started watching it at 8am).


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