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Yardie (2018)

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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood,... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antwayne Eccleston Antwayne Eccleston ... Young D
Fraser James ... Piper
Aml Ameen ... D
Rayon McLean Rayon McLean ... Skeets
Mark Rhino Smith ... Raggz
Sheldon Shepherd ... King Fox
Christopher Daly Christopher Daly ... Marcus
Reshawna Douglas Reshawna Douglas ... Young Yvonne
Alexandra Vaz Alexandra Vaz ... Beverley
Chris-Ann Fletcher Chris-Ann Fletcher ... Claudette
Paul Haughton Paul Haughton ... Rupie
Everaldo Creary ... Jerry Dread
Carol Lawes Carol Lawes ... Gran
Raheim Edwards Raheim Edwards ... Young Clancy
Sean Lyn Sean Lyn ... Mr. Cheung
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Set in '70s Kingston and '80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he's not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow "the righteous path", he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution - a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico (Stephen Graham). Written by Studiocanal

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English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (UK) See more »

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Warp Films, BFI Film Fund See more »
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Trivia

Feature film directorial debut of Idris Elba. See more »

Quotes

D.: I always thought I'd go with the righteous.
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Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 22 August 2018 (2018) See more »

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My Jamaican Boy
Written by Grace Jones
Performed by Grace Jones
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Long overdue
25 August 2018 | by beachymSee all my reviews

As a Londoner i realised that a movie like this had never been made. We don't have any movies or historical reference material which provides insight into the journey Jamaican expats made and what it was like to settle iinto the Uk during the 70s and 80s. Its scandalous that this movie hasn't been made before. Although the book makes us despise the lead character D, in the movie he came across as captivating. Human, flawed and often funny. In fact there is this trail of humour which filters through the dialogue which is also my experience of being with my Jamaican friends. Sometimes humour in unlikely places in the movie especially with the audience's attitude to Rico. A nasty yet colorful character played by a white man who sounds Jamaican and it turns out Steven Graham does actually have Jamaican heritage and grew up in a Caribbean neighbourhood in Manchester as a child. He is excellent in this movie. The lead actress who plays D's wife has never been in a movie before and her performance electrified the screen. Part of the generation of Jamaicans who came over to work in the NHS, she represents all that is good and solid in the community. I found it fascinating and felt it was important for all Londoners and Jamaicans to see this movie. A slice of our history


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