Best Laid Plans

Synopsis: David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the thuggish Danny (Stephen Graham) and Joseph (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), a giant of a man with a mental age of seven. When Danny finds himself in debt to a local crime boss, he feels he is left with no choice but to manipulate Joseph into participating in a series of underground cage fights from which Danny can pay his debts. However, as the fights become harder and Danny and Joesph fall for two beautiful women, Danny starts to question his own motives. Ultimately, this is a story of love and friendship and how far you would go for a friend.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): David Blair
Production: Well Go USA
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108 min

What I'm getting at is you owe me.

And if you can't pay me back,

I'm gonna bury you, Danny.

And I'm going to torture

that backward man-child of yours

in front of your eyes before I do.

His big moon face staring up at you.

Tears streaming down his big fat cheeks.

I'm probably gonna have to leave the room

when it gets too upsetting.

He's a baby.

He's stupid, his brain doesn't work proper.

That's the funny thing

about this whole situation.

Because he's the only guy who can save you.

What are you gonna do?

What am I gonna do?

What are you gonna do?

- I'll have a word with him.

- You'll have a word with him.

There you go.


(Danny exclaims)

Like hell.

I'll have a word with him.

I'll talk to him. I'll make him do it.


Now get the f*ck out of here.

Will you do it?

I do things for you.

Don't want to.

And I don't want to cook

your fuckin' dinner every night

and wipe your big fat arse, but I do it.

(Chuckling) No, you don't.

- You ever been to Dublin?

- Mmm-mmm.

Ah, mate, you are gonna love it,

absolutely love it. It's a wonderful city.

And those Irish kids are

mad for the cocaine.

Now you are going to be pulling in

at least a grand a week.

- A grand a week?

- (Winces cautiously)

To start off with.

Is this legit?

Yeah, of course it is.

Deano, man. You've saved me life!

(Danny) Why me and not you?

(Deano) Because I've got something going on

here that needs my personal attention.

- Do you know what I mean?

- (Chuckling)


See, I need somebody I can trust

to go on over there

and set the wheels in

motion for me, all right?

- Well, I'm your man for the job.

- That's what I thought.

Now look.

Here's something to keep you going.

Don't mention this to Curtis, will you?

- You got trouble with him?

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