30 Essential Movies | Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

lock-stock-and-two-smoking-barrels-movie-essentials-gear-patrolLock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was Guy Ritchie’s first big hit. Four friends get in debt for a half-million pounds to local porn king “Hatchet” Harry after a high stakes card game goes horribly wrong. Given a week to pay, the friends come up with a plan to get the money by robbing their drug dealing neighbors. Things turn out to be a little more complicated than at first glance, all the while tied together by a antique pair of shotguns. Jason Statham and Vinnie Jones provide two of the most notable performances in a movie that, in spite of hard-to-follow dialogue (first-timers may prefer subtitles), easily makes our DVD list. “It’s been emotional.”

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30-essential-movies130 Essential Movies is a Gear Patrol series focused on highlighting the 30 core films every guy should own as part of his movie library. Feel free to leave comments about our selections and (please) be sure to rate our picks using the star system below. At the end of the series, we’ll use this information to select the top rated film according to the Gear Patrol audience and to give away something special as a thank you.