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STAND UP GUYS

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STAND UP GUYS

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 94m 52s

Release date 28/06/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, violence and sex references

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Fisher Stevens

Cast includes Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Lucy Punch, Mark Margolis, Addison Timlin, Vanessa Ferlito, Katheryn Winnick, Craig Sheffer, Bill Burr, Yorgo Constantine, Weronika Rosati, Jay Bulger

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 18/06/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

STAND UP GUYS is a thriller about a mobster enjoying his first night out on the town after 28 years in prison and hooking up with one of his old gang friends.

Language

The film contains frequent strong language ('f**k'), including some explicitly sexual uses.

Violence

The violence consists of some shootings with varying degrees of detail and levels of bloodshed. Brief blood spurts are seen from bullet impacts and some blood soaked clothing is seen as a result of bullet wounds. A scene in which some men are beaten with a baseball bat is played entirely off the sounds of the blows and the men's howls of pain, rather than actual sight of the bat making contact.

Sex

The strong sex references revolve largely around the character of Val who, after 28 years in prison, is desperate for some sex but has to resort to the use of Viagra in order to manage this. He overdoses on the drug and has to be admitted to hospital to deal with his permanent state of tumescence. There is also some verbal banter between him and his two male friends about their sexual prowess with some prostitutes.

The film also contains some abuse of prescription drugs. One of the characters swallows a large amount of Viagra and is later seen crushing more pills, together with some prescription tranquillisers, and then snorting them through a straw.

There is one moment of racism when the ex-convict appears surprised that the doctor treating him is a black man and questions his credentials.

Details

Title
STAND UP GUYS
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Classified date(s)
07/06/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
94m 52s
Approved footage
8538+0
BBFC reference
AFF296244
Registration number
CFJ29169

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