We Still Steal The Old Way (2016)
Thursday 9th March 2017
The Archer gang return in We Still Steal The Old Way, the follow-up to the hit crime thriller We Still Kill The Old Way, as Ian Ogilvy and an all-star cast of old school criminals attempt to pull off an audacious robbery... in order to get themselves thrown into prison.
Halfway through the heist, the gang get caught, and they're sent down. So far, so good - now they're in prison they can put into motion their plot to spring fellow inmate George, who desperately needs to get out before his wife dies. Trouble arises when Richie's arch enemy Vic Farrow gets himself transferred into the prison, wanting to settle some old scores.
Directed by the first film's Sacha Bennett (Bonded by Blood), and produced by Jonathan Sothcott (Vendetta), We Still Steal The Old Way harks back to classic Brit crime capers like Perfect Friday and Robbery, but brought bang up to date by drawing its inspiration from the audacious 2015 Hatton Garden jewellry heist, and taking a timely jab at banking bigwigs.
The cast includes the Ian Ogilvy (The Saint, Witchfinder General) as Mark Twain-quoting criminal mastermind Richie Archer, and a whole host of familiar faces including Julian Glover (For Your Eyes Only); Chris Ellison (Burnside from The Bill); Deborah Moore (Die Another Day, Chaplin); Patrick Bergin (Sleeping With The Enemy, Patriot Games); Tanya Franks (Broadchurch); Vaz Blackwood (Creep); and Billy Murray (Rise of the Footsoldier, EastEnders).
Delivering two films for the price of one (a prison break and a heist movie rolled into one), We Still Steal The Old Way crackles with wide boy banter, nifty twists and terrific set pieces.
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