Dead Man Running (2009) - Synopsis

US and British gangster heavyweights are bought together for the first time in this gripping thriller. Tamer Hassan is Nick Kane, a man with 24 hours to find 100,000, who is trying to dodge the wrath of international rap star, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson.


‘50 Cent’, makes his UK film debut in DEAD MAN RUNNING by playing Thigo, a character not so dissimilar from his real life ghetto childhood a notorious gangster and loan shark. When it becomes apparent that the recession is hitting the criminal world as hard as it is hitting Wall Street, Mr. Thigo arrives in London to shake things up and make an example out of one of his late payers.

Already struggling financially, reformed ex-con Nick is given exactly 24 hours to come up with the money left on his bill or he is a DEAD MAN RUNNING. As a guarantee, Thigo’s men hold Nick’s wheelchair-bound mum (Brenda Blethyn) hostage, leaving him no choice but to comply. Enlisting the help of his best mate Bing (Danny Dyer), the boys embark on a frantic race against the clock. Their mission takes them from the dog tracks of East London to the underground drug scene of rural Manchester as they try every trick and scam in the book to get the cash before it’s too late.

Produced by premiere league UK stars Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand, this looks set to be the slickest film of the year.