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Cold Fish (2001)

Alex is a television station intern and ambitious to further his career when he scoops an interview with the shock-video artists Jon & Marta Henley. It seems like the break he's been hoping... See full summary »


David Fairman


Graham Cristie, Phil Swinburne (as P.J. Swinburne)


Credited cast:
Jon-Paul Gates ... Alex
Conrad Asquith Conrad Asquith ... Jon Henley
Nadia Strahan Nadia Strahan ... Marta Henley
Christopher Biggins ... Roland 'The Agent'
Tim Gallagher Tim Gallagher ... Jake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dave Judge ... Murdered Tramp
Rose-Marie Rose-Marie ... Rita
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Alex is a television station intern and ambitious to further his career when he scoops an interview with the shock-video artists Jon & Marta Henley. It seems like the break he's been hoping for until the couple entices him into their lurid world of violence, deception, and sexual game-playing. Alex's pursuit of success turns into a desperate attempt to clear his name and save the life of his fiancee by exposing the Henley's controversial methods. Written by Antonio Baca

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A great non-gangster British independent film.
23 March 2005 | by thegourlsSee all my reviews

When I watched Cold Fish, I had heard rumors that when it was first screened people walked out, not because it was bad, but because it was very disturbing. I recently watched this film, and from the opening scene, I knew I would have to have a stomach to digest this film and its images. What made this so? Well, It wasn't the violence or depiction of drug use relative to the story or it's commentary on what is acceptable to the public from media. It was the use of actual video footage of hangings, shootings, terrorist activity and pure murder that shocked me. Although, the use of these images is attached to the characters, The Henleys, who use them to gain acclaim in the Art world, it's the psychological terror that two people can inflict into destroying somebodies life that makes this film an attention grabber. Violent, disturbing but extremely enjoyable!

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26 September 2001 (UK) See more »


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GBP1,800,000 (estimated)
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Opus Pictures See more »
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