Wasteland (2012)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Caper, Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Writer/director Rowan Athale makes his feature directorial debut with this heist film following a group of friends from Yorkshire as seek revenge against a vicious drug dealer by robbing the workingman's club where he stashes his money. Harvey Denton (Luke Treadaway) was an aspiring lawyer with a bright future before local drug dealer Steven (Neil Maskell) framed him for possession of heroin. When we first encounter Harvey, he's been out of prison six weeks as he sits across from Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall) recalling the details of a brutal encounter with Steven. Paroled from prison after serving time for possession, Harvey was taken in by his old mate Dempsey (Iwan Rheon). Reuniting with their two pals Dodd (Matthew Lewis) and Charlie (Gerard Kearns) shortly thereafter, Harvey hooks up with his ex-girlfriend Nicola (Vanessa Kirby) and starts making big plans for the future. Those plans involve opening a coffee shop in Amsterdam, but first he'll need some serious cash to put down as a deposit. When Harvey learns that Steven stashes his drug profits in the fortified office of a local workingman's club, he senses an opportunity to get back at the local thug for ruining his life plans, and secure the funds needed for his new business endeavor at the same time. And Harvey's friends are willing to help, but as planning gets underway and the big day approaches, internal conflicts and a case of cold feet threaten to stall the elaborate operation before it even gets started.



Britain, crew, drug-lord, English [nationality], frame-up, friendship, group, investigation, police-detective, robbery, social-club, thug