Johnny Was

Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lay low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few well-placed bombs. Unable to escape Brixton, they are trapped together in Johnny’s anything-but-safe safe house, sandwiched between a Rastafarian reggae pirate radio station upstairs and a West Indian ‘Yardie’ crack-dealing gangster, Julius, downstairs. As the charismatic Flynn finds common ground with the Yardies, Johnny fights to realize a peace process of his own, but makes the mistake of falling for Julius’s girlfriend Rita, causing an all-out war.
A thriller in the vein of Lock Stock and The Long Good Friday, in which questions of race, morality, identity and loyalty play out against a great sound-track of reggae, rock, new wave and soul.

Cast
Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin, Eriq La Salle

Director
Mark Hammond

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