The Young Americans

Synopsis: The London police is having trouble with organized crime commited by juvenile delinquents. Their leader is an American who is an expert at turning young men into ruthless gangsters. American cop John Harris is asked to help the London police to break up the organization.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Danny Cannon
Production: Lionsgate
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

- What's this?

- Hey! Off the car!


I said get off the car!


Mr. Harris?

Detective Carver.

- Brian Carver.

- How do you do?

- This is my partner, Lewis Carnegie.

- And how do you do?

- Nice to meet you.

- How was your flight?

- Long.

- I hate flying.

They pack you in like sardines

and half starve you.

Upper class is usually okay.

The car's this way, sir.

- I'll put this in the back

for you, sir. - Thank you.

- First time in London?

- Yes.

I've been looking

forward to it.

I hope we don't

disappoint you.

F***ing animals.

- Not exactly Hollywood,

is it, sir? - Not yet.

Todo hace lo mismo.

It's Spanish. It means

"Everything eventually becomes the same."

Well, they teach you that

at Police Academy, do they?

No. You pick it up

along the way. It helps.

Yeah? F*** me, Brian.

We'd better learn to speak Chinese, eh?

Aw, paddy.


- Thanks for the ride.

- No problem.

Be all right, will you?

Stupid question, I suppose.

If ever you want to change your life

with mine while you're here, just ask.

It's the lobby. Hotels usually go

downhill from here.

- I'll see you gentlemen in the morning.

- I'm looking forward to it.

Thank you very much, sir.

Hi, this is Sam Harris.

I can't get to the phone.

Leave a message, okay?

Thanks. Bye.

Right. George Fletcher, a string

of previous convictions.

Mostly armed robbery.

Served seven years.

Came out in '87.

Teamed up with Curtis Payne.

Between them they controlled a chain of

supply houses from Brixton to Greenwich.

Mostly designer drugs.

Ecstasy. Crack.

Probably one of the biggest

drug rings we've uncovered.

Killed by automatic gunfire.

No known suspects.

Roy England.

Minor drug-related convictions.

Limehouse drug squad reckoned

he was expanding his operation.

Died april the 12th.

Shot in the face, back and chest.

No suspects.

Frank Pierce. You all know him.

One of the old greats.

Mayfair safety deposit job

back in '74.

Very powerful. No recent record.

Just legitimate imports.

Freight, trucking. No known

involvement in the drugs trade.

Killed last wednesday with his

bodyguard. Messy killing.

One shot to the head, five

to the body. Close range.

No arrests, no leads, no sense.

Obviously, there's a pattern.

They're not random targets.

They're specific. In fact, if they

hadn't have been the victims,

they'd have been

our first suspects.

Any prints found at the scene

are new to us.

- Maybe it's the Jamaicans moving in.

- Yeah, that's what we thought...

'til they come to us...

for protection.

The men are from all over

really. Mainly C.I.D.

Detectives already linked with

the relevant investigations.

The whole operation's being

coordinated from here.

This is going to belong to a foreign bank

eventually. We've leased it for six months.

They think we're with

The Inland Revenue.

- It's all a secret then?

- Secret? No, it's not a secret.

We just don't tell them what we're doing.

Mr. Harris, detective Foster.

Special branch.

One of mine, actually.

- Foster takes over when I'm not around.

- Pleased to meet you, Mr. Harris.

How was the flight?

- What's wrong? - I just didn't expect

everyone to be so polite.

Well, I hope that doesn't have

to change. We're just down here.

Good morning, gentlemen.

Just a few moments of your time.

If I could have your attention...

- Oh, good morning, Mr. Gray.

- Good morning. - How are you?

This won't take too long.

This is John Harris, who just flew

in yesterday from Los Angeles...

to help us with our


Mr. Harris is a...

group leader...

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Danny Cannon

Danny John Cannon (born 1968 in Luton, England) is an award-winning film and television producer, director and writer, responsible for directing and executive producing the Emmy-winning, billion dollar CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise (directing the pilot episodes of CSI (Vegas), CSI: Miami and CSI: NY, and staying on as each show's executive producer, plus writer/director). Cannon is also known for producing-directing the Emmy-winning superhero series Gotham, Nikita, The Tomorrow People, and for directing feature films such as Geostorm, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Judge Dredd, and The Young Americans. A go-to director for Jerry Bruckheimer's biggest projects, and the only TV pilot director to also opperate as a key writer, Cannon has executive produced and directed 15 television pilots, 12 of which have been ordered to series.As of Fall 2018, Cannon's newest television project will be Pennyworth, a 10-episode straight-to-series Batman prequel for Epix, which he'll direct the pilot episode, and act as the show's executive producer. more…

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