Harry Brown is a 2009 British vigilante action-thriller film directed by Daniel Barber and starring Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jack O'Connell, and Liam Cunningham. The story follows Harry Brown, a widowed Royal Marines veteran who had served in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, living on a London housing estate that is rapidly descending into youth crime. After a violent gang murders his friend, Harry decides to take justice into his own hands.
Harry Brown is an elderly pensioner who is a decorated Royal Marine, and a veteran of Northern Ireland. He lives on a London council estate ruled by violent gangs and spends most of his time playing chess with his friend, Len Attwell, at a local pub owned by Sid Rourke. When the hospital phones to tell him that his wife, Kath, is dying, Harry is too late to see her because he is scared to take a shortcut through a pedestrian underpass, where a gang holds court. His wife is laid to rest next to the grave of their thirteen-year-old daughter, Rachel, who died in 1973.
|events||old age revenge|
|genre||action crime thriller|
|keywords||bayonet burn cannabis car crash council estate detective inspector drive drug dealer drug overdose emphysema escalate flee gang war hide injured kill manslaughter morning murder northern ireland overdose pensioner playing chess police arrest police operation pornographic films pornography press conference royal marine scar self-defence shoot trouble war child|
|productionCompany||Marv Films UK Film Council|
|publisher||Lions Gate Entertainment|
|theme||gang neo-noir northern vigilante|