DVD 104 mins IMDB 8.0 (59,678 votes) top 250: #209
R
Snatch - Special Edition
Screen Gems (2000)
In Collection
#101

My Rating:
8

Seen It:
Yes
(2004 )
Comedy, Crime
UK  /  English

Jason Statham Turkish
Alan Ford Brick Top Polford
Brad Pitt Mickey O'Neil
Vinnie Jones Bullet Tooth Tony
Ewen Bremner Mullet
Benicio Del Toro Franky Four Fingers
Robbie Gee Vincent
Lennie James Sol
Dennis Farina Cousin Abraham 'Avi' Denovitz
Rade Serbedzija Boris 'The Blade' Yurinov (as Rade Serbedgia)
Rade Sherbedgia
Stephen Graham Tommy
Mike Reid Doug 'The Head' Denovitz
Jason Flemyng Darren
Andy Beckwith Errol
William Beck Neil

Director Guy Ritchie
Producer Matthew Vaughn; Mathew Vaughn
Writer Guy Ritchie
Cinematography Tim Maurice-Jones
Musician Noel Gallagher; Massive Attack; John Murphy; Tom Rowlands
User Credit 1 Jon Harris
User Credit 2 Verity Hawkes

Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch revisits the previous film's territory of London's crime-ridden underbelly, and does so with the same brand of humor and stylish direction that made Ritchie's first effort a surprise success. With a labyrinthine plot that is ostensibly oriented around a missing diamond, Snatch introduces viewers to three groups of characters intent on retrieving the elusive stone, which has been stolen from an Antwerp jeweler. In the first group are friends and business partners Turkish (Jason Statham, who also supplies the film's voice-over narration) and Tommy (Stephen Graham), who join up with Mickey (Brad Pitt), an Irish gypsy and boxer. Turkish and Tommy make arrangements with Mickey to take a fall in a match engineered by lunatic gang leader Brick Top (Alan Ford). In another corner resides equally loony Russian gangster Boris the Blade (Rade Sherbedgia), who has asked Jewish gangster Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) to place a bet on the match for him. Boris is also scheming to have Sol (Lennie James), the owner of a pawn shop, rob the place with a couple of dim associates. Meanwhile, Avi (Dennis Farina), freshly arrived in London from New York, hires Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Franky when he goes missing; it seems that it was none other than Franky who was supposed to be transporting the purloined diamond to New York. — Rebecca Flint

Edition Details
Barcode 043396062535
Region Region 1
Chapters 28
Release Date 2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Features
Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Strong violence, language and some nudity.
User Text 2 Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones
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Notes
Trivia: During the opening credits, the Hasidic-clad diamond thieves are discussing the Virgin Mary. This is a reference to Reservoir Dogs (1992), where during the opening scene the thieves are discussing the Madonna song "Like a Virgin". (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The exterior shot prior to the scene where Turkish, Tommy, and Gorgeous George are playing cards in the caravan before the last fight is obviously taken from the beginning of the movie since it shows the door in place and Charlie outside cooking sausages. (In several scenes in between the door is clearly standing against the caravan after Turkish pulled it off.) (more)

Quotes:
Franky Four Fingers: I have stones to sell, fat to chew, and many different men to see about many different dogs, so if I am not rushing you...
Doug the Head: Slow down, Franky, my son. When in Rome...
Franky Four Fingers: I am not in Rome, Doug. I am in a rush.
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Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations (more)