Snatch (2001)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 44 mins

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Set against the violent and dangerous backdrop of the London mafia, this fast-paced crime comedy that has a twin-layered plot – one dealing with the search for a stolen diamond, the other with a small-time boxing promoter (Jason Statham) who finds himself under the thumb of a ruthless gangster (Alan Ford) who is ready and willing to have his subordinates carry out severe and sadistic acts of violence. In the world of boxing, Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Pitt, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Amidst these chaotic events, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the dog and pure mayhem!
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Cast: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Nicola Collins

Crew: Guy Ritchie (Director), Tim Maurice Jones (Director of Photography), John Murphy (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Crime, Comedy

Release Dates: 19 Jan 2001 (India)

Tagline: Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones

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Did you know? Whenever a camera angle changed, the extras had to move around to create an impression of a crowded house as the producers couldn't afford enough extras for the boxing match sequences. Read More
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as Mickey O'Neil
as Turkish
as Alex
Supporting Actor
as Brick Top
as Errol
as Franky Four Fingers
as Cousin Avi
as Mullet
as Darren
as Sol
as Jack The All Seeing Eye
as Doug the Head
as Boris the Blade
as Vinny
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Mum O'Neil
Supporting Actor
as Bullet-Tooth Tony


First Assistant Director
Second Unit Director
Second Assistant Director


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Executive Producer



Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Focus Puller
Key Grip


Music Director
Music Editor


Sound Designer
Foley Artist
Foley Editor
Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Mixer
Boom Operator


Production Designer
Art Director
Set Decorator
Prop Master
Storyboard Artist


Casting Director
Casting Assistant

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Costume Designer


First Assistant Editor

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Hair Stylist

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Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Studio


Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double

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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Moviecam Compact
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
Stealin' Stones and Breakin' Bones
Now you see it, now you don't!
Stealing stones is hazardous.
Borris offers £50,000 When he first talks to Sol about the job. The amount has lowered to only £10,000 when he comes to pay Vinnie and Sol for the briefcase. However, when Boris hears that there wasn't much cash at the bookies, he offers them the £10,000 to HELP the situation. In other words, he realizes that he promised £50,000. As a shady character, it is normal for him to cheat in this way.

Franky Four Fingers is shown holding cards in his hand with a missing finger visible during the opening credits when he is introduced and his nickname is being explained.However, It appears that when the shot follows his hand laying the cards down, all the fingers on that hand are present, but the hand belongs to Turkish, not Franky Four Fingers, and this can be seen by slowly advancing the movie one frame at a time. The different skin tones are a prominent giveaway.

Revealing Mistakes
Franky Four Fingers is seen holding his Smith and Wesson 681 revolver when he is holding up the diamond broker in Antwerp in the opening scene. The trigger is nearly fully back in the trigger guard, indicating the gun is cocked, but the hammer is down, instead of also back.

Errors in Geography
A fire exit sign in one of the corridors appears firstly in French and secondly, in smaller letters, in Dutch when robbing the diamond broker in Antwerp,. However, Antwerp belongs to the Dutch language area and the public signs have to be first and foremost in Dutch.

Factual Mistake
Avi is firing at least 10 rounds in the scene where he shoots Bullet-Tooth Tony, but the magazine holds eight rounds.

Factual Mistake
The Desert Eagle is a point 5-0 (.50 caliber) as stated by Bullet Tooth Tony. This being a Mark I Desert Eagle (noted by teardrop style safety) was never chambered for .50. Also take into consideration that he fires a total of 8 rounds in the pub, which suggests that his Desert Eagle is actually a .44 model rather than .50. The etching of "Desert Eagle .50 AE cal" on the slide is also incorrect.

Frankie gives his gun to another man in the back of the truck after the diamond heist in Antwerp. During this exchange it can be seen that Frankie does in fact have all ten fingers.

The intense fading of Mickey's tattoos during the final fight scenes is most notable when Turkish is talking to him in the corner after the third round and when Mickey imagines he has been knocked into water.

The stolen diamond is mentioned as being 86 carats often in the beginning and 84 carats toward the end.

The shot after Cousin Avi kills Tony by accident and goes back to New York is The same shot of Cousin Avi downing a pill on the plane when first flying to England is used again. At that point, he should be wearing a purple shirt, not the yellow one with white collar and cuffs. Similarly, he gets the same taxi - 5X76 - both times.

The door to the office is open/closed/open between shots when Vinny, Sol and Tyrone are threatened by Boris the Blade after cleaning up the mess he made of Frankie Four-Fingers.

Lincoln e has his finger on his forehead in the surveillance camera when he is talking to Sol in the shop about his diamond, but in the next shot, his hand is not on his head.

Audio/Video Mismatch
Turkish slaps Mickey to wake him up after Mickey's mum's funeral. There is a slapping sound before he is actually slapped.

Audio/Video Mismatch
You can hear the patter of rain on the car roof when Sol, Vinny and Tyrone are in the car after crashing into Franky Four Fingers' van, but there is no rain falling on the windscreen.

Character Error
When they're robbing the bank, Vinny calls Sol by his name. But when Sol calls Vinny by his later, Vinny answers "I'd be doing a lot better if you'd stop using my name."

Vincent's turtleneck is grey when Vincent, Sol, and Tyrone get into the car before they rob the bookies. When they crash into Franky Four Finger's van, his turtleneck changes to burgundy.

"Fools, he could not know my name", says Boris The Blade when he kills Franky. But, actually he reacted only at the second mention of his name in that scene. Earlier, Vincent, in the beginning of the scene, says: "We ain't ****ing butchers, Boris".
Snatch shares themes, motifs and ideas with Ritchie's first film, 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels'. Besides, It has also been filmed in the same visual style and features many of the same actors, including Jones, Statham, and Ford.

The cinematographer Tim Maurice-Jones, plays the man who is repeatedly battered over the head at the beginning of the movie by Frankie Four-Fingers (Benicio Del Toro). In Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), for which he was also the cinematographer, he was the man being drowned at the beginning of the film by Barry the Baptist (Lenny McLean).

In the movie, one of the boxers is called Bomber Harris. "Bomber Harris" was Arthur Harris's nickname who was the chief of RAF Bomber Command in World War II. The name also appeared in a German Monty Python special (Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus (1971)) as the name of a man who wrestles himself - Colin "Bomber" Harris.

"Cold War from Orange County, California", The hardcore band quotes this movie many times throughout their CD "From Russia With Love." The lines quoted are: ("Quote" - Character / Song in which quote is used) "From Russia with love, ah?" - Doug The Head / Love Betrays "Heavy's good, heavy's reliable." - Boris the Blade / Painful Delight "Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible c*nt... me." - Brick Top / Retrace My Steps

Tyrone drives a Rover SD1, the Vitesse version which was the fastest version made. It has a 3.5 litre V8 engine which ran on petrol/gasoline. The car was in production from 1976-1986 andat this time there was a "facelift" updated model as used in this film.

All the flaws that Sol, Vincent and Tyrone make were inspired by various late-night TV shows about real-life crimes gone horribly wrong.

While blasting a hole in the wall at the bookies, Lennie James actually hurt himself in his private parts with the shotgun, but continued the scene. That footage was used in the film.

Bow, the dog was very difficult to work with according to the DVD commentary. The dog was actually attacking Lennie James during the car scene with Vincent, Sol and Tyrone, and James was actually bitten in the crotch by the dog but didn't suffer any serious injury. The dog was replaced after that incident.

Almost all deaths in the movie occur off-screen.

Franky Four-Fingers changes into four different outfits during the short telephone conversation to cousin Avi.

In Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Guy Ritchie's previous film, there is a scene in which Harry, Barry and Chris have a conversation. "No, Harry, you can't", says Barry which is shortly repeated by Chris, then by both together. This joke is carried over to this movie when Susi and Alex do the same thing with the line, "Yeah, Dad, you told us."

Director Guy Ritchie introduced a system of fines on set to keep things in order during production, . Mobile phones ringing, arriving late, taking naps during shooting, being "cheeky", being unfunny, and/or moaning and complaining were all fined. One staff member was even charged for letting the craft service table run out of coffee cups.

Sean Connery was offered the role of Brick Top. Connery liked the script and was curious to see Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). Hence, producer Matthew Vaughn hastily arranged a screening for him at very short notice. Connery duly turned up and watched the film, before emerging with his judgement. "That is a good film and you're not going to be able to afford me Cue Alan Ford", he said.

In order to use Madonna's song, "Lucky Star", Guy Ritchie reportedly paid US $1 million.

Mickey specifically picks out "periwinkle blue" as the color when Mickey "wins" a new trailer van for his mother from Turkish. Apparently, Norman Bates helped to pick out a "periwinkle blue" dress for his dead mother in Psycho (1960). Mickey, just like Norman, is also responsible (albeit indirectly) for his own mother's death.

Brad Pitt, approached director Guy Ritchie and asked for a role in this film. When Ritchie found Pitt couldn't master a London accent, he gave him the role of Mickey the Gypsy.

Brad Pitt became concerned about playing the role of boxer in the film because he had just finished shooting Fight Club (1999) and did not want to play the same type of role again. Pitt took the role anyway because he wanted to work with Ritchie so badly.

The man that approaches the car when Vinny and Sol are sitting outside Brick-Top's Bookies, about to give him the diamond, is not really Bullet-Tooth Tony, it was a look-alike. Vinnie Jones didn't show up for shooting that day because he was in jail for fighting the night before.

Whenever a camera angle changed, the extras had to move around to create an impression of a crowded house as the producers couldn't afford enough extras for the boxing match sequences.