Turnout (film)

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Film poster
Directed by Lee Sales
Produced by Danny Potts
Nick Barratt
Written by Lee Sales
Francis Pope
George Russo
Starring George Russo
Ophelia Lovibond
Francis Pope
Neil Maskell
Zara Dawson
Sonny Muslim
Ricci Harnett
Tony Denham
Ben Drew
Peter Ferdinando
Lee Wallace
Cinematography James Friend
Edited by Kieron Hawkes
DP Films
Fulwell 73
Distributed by Revolver Entertainment
Release date
  • 16 September 2011 (2011-09-16) (UK)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £250,000
Box office £213[1]

Turnout is a British crime drama film written and directed by Lee Sales. The script was also co-written by cast members Francis Pope and George Russo. The film also stars Ophelia Lovibond, Neil Maskell and Ben Drew.[2] The film was released on 16 September 2011, although filming took place in London during the Autumn of 2010.[2]


The film is set in Hoxton, East London and follows a young couple, George and Sophie. The premise of the film involves the pair saving money to go on their first holiday together. The deposit is paid, and they have two weeks left to pay the outstanding balance of £2,000. Sophie has entrusted George with her holiday savings, and is keen to settle the debt with the travel agents. The only trouble is, unbeknown to Sophie, George is flat broke. In a vain attempt to raise cash, George uses Sophie's holiday money to fund an ill-judged drug deal, which goes horribly wrong, leaving the pair in ruins.[2]



The film received mixed reviews from fans. Those who reviewed the film on Amazon.co.uk gave the film an average review of 3.5 stars, with some claiming that the storyline was "far-fetched", and others claiming that the acting performances of Francis Pope and George Russo were the making of the film.[3] The film has a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, receiving more 'Rotten' reviews than 'Fresh'. Many reviews claimed that the film's storyline let it down, rather than the quality of the acting.[4]

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