Shiner (2000 film)

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Shiner theatrical poster.jpg
Original theatrical poster
Directed by John Irvin
Produced by Geoffrey Reeve
Jim Reeve
Barry Townsley
Written by Scott Cherry
Starring Michael Caine
Martin Landau
Frances Barber
Frank Harper
Andy Serkis
Matthew Marsden
Kenneth Cranham
Music by Paul Grabowsky
Cinematography Mike Molloy
Edited by Ian Crafford
Distributed by Miramax
Release date
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Shiner is a 2000 film written by Scott Cherry and directed by John Irvin and starring Michael Caine and Martin Landau. It was shot in London.


The story centers on Billy "Shiner" Simpson (Caine) a boxing promoter banned from legitimate fights until he finds a promising start in his son Eddie. The night of the fight sees Eddie killed, and Simpson suspects rival Frank Spedding (Landau). Billy seeks revenge, only to grow mad as his suspicions draw closer to home.



Jane Crowther of the BBC said, "A Lear-like construction serves well to show the gradual unraveling of a ruthlessly ambitious man trading on familial loyalty and past glory."[1]

The score by Paul Grabowsky effectively creates a disturbing and sinister mood.


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