A Fistful of Fingers

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A Fistful of Fingers
Directed by Edgar Wright
Produced by Edgar Wright
Daniel Figuero
Zygi Kamasa
Gareth Owen
Written by Edgar Wright
Music by François Evans
Cinematography Alvin Leong
Edited by Giles Harding
Distributed by Blue Dolphin Film Distribution
Release date
  • 1995 (1995)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $15,000

A Fistful of Fingers is a 1995 British film written and directed by Edgar Wright. It opened at the Prince Charles Cinema on 24 November 1995,[1] and debuted in the United States 20 years later at the Cinefamily in Los Angeles as a midnight movie.[2] The film was never commercially available on home video in either country, although Wright said in 2015 that he hoped to "finally release it [...] with a commentary and everything."[3]

It is a homonymous remake of an earlier, and even lower-budget, movie by Wright and starring Graham Low which had been made while they were still at school. The original Fistful of Fingers was never picked up by a distributor, but did receive enough local attention - along with his other school-era spoofs such as "Carbolic Soap", "The Unparkables" and "Rolf Harris Saves the World" - for Wright to win funding for the 1994 remake.


  • Graham Low as 'No-Name'
  • Oli van der Vijver as The Squint
  • Nicola Stapleton as Floozy
  • Martin Curtis as Running Sore
  • Jeremy Beadle as Himself
  • Neil Mullarkey as Stand Up Comedian
  • Dan Palmer as 'Pile-On' Kid
  • Mark Sheffield as Calamity Keith
  • Edgar Wright as Cheesy Voiceover Artist/Two Bit Farmer Cameo
  • Quentin Green as Jimmy James


  1. ^ Wright, Edgar (2015-09-21). "‘A Fistful Of Fingers’ 20th Anniversary Screening – Prince Charles Cinema, London 24/11/15". Edgar Wright Here. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  2. ^ Cinefamily. "HEAVY MIDNITES: A Fistful of Fingers (US Premiere!)". www.cinefamily.org. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  3. ^ Semlyen, Nick de. "Edgar Wright's A Fistful Of Fingers: once upon a time in the West Country". Empire. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 

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