Spivs (film)


UK theatrical release poster
Directed by Colin Teague
Produced by Hamish Skeggs
Written by Mike Loveday
Colin Teague
Gary Young
Starring Ken Stott
Nick Moran
Kate Ashfield
Dominic Monaghan
Jack Dee
Music by David Julyan
Cinematography Haris Zambarloukos
Edited by Eddie Hamilton
Distributed by ContentFilm International
Image Entertainment
Release dates
  • 24 September 2004 (2004-09-24)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Spivs is a 2004 British crime film directed by Colin Teague, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with screenwriters Gary Young, and Mike Loveday. It is the second of three undertakings by Teague and Young, the others being Shooters and The Last Drop, respectively. Incidentally, director Glenn Durfort, who worked with Teague on Shooters, appears briefly in all three of these films.

Plot summary

Jack, Steve and Goat are East End London "spivs" (British slang for a black marketeer) who spend their days wheeling and dealing whenever and wherever they can. But not until they are landed with the juicy payoff they have been waiting for, involving a shady character who calls himself Villa, do they realize the trouble they have got into. After opening a truck door they discover they were not smuggling merchandise, rather they were smuggling people. The people run out of the cargo area. Jack is mad at Steve for not checking. Then suddenly they discover two small Albanian children a girl and a boy. Now they are in even more trouble.


Actor Role
Kate Ashfield Jenny
Linda Bassett Auntie Vee
Chooi Beh Japanese Man
Elizabeth Berrington Nigel’s Secretary
Cavan Clerkin Bob
Shane Davey Ice Skater
Jack Dee Nigel
Louis Dempsey Uncle Frank
Glenn Durfort Glenn
Neil Edmond Observant Waiter
Stephen Evans Park Attendant
Julia Hargesheimer Teenage Safe House Girl
Tamer Hassan Villa
Paul Kaye O’Brien
Steven Lawson Romanian Slave
Derek Lea Villa’s Associate
Dominic Monaghan Goat
Nick Moran Steve
Rita Ora Rosanna
Tarek Ramini Pavel
Sonny Rooney Young Jack
Sarah Row Slaone Woman
Roshan Seth Omar
Madhav Sharma Mr. Singh
Ken Stott Jack
Colin Teague Young Associate
Nadia Ward Sonia
Christos Zenonos Anton
Deni Hoxha Rosanna's Brother

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