Set on the streets of Liverpool, Shooters follows the lives of ‘real people’ and the lives they lead.  First shown on Channel 4, the film is shot in a gritty realistic style with non professional actors portraying the kind of people you would not want to meet down a dark alley.

The story starts when three friends raid the house of a rich fellow and end up having to kill him as he knows one of them.  The film shows ‘Broken Britain’ before the phrase was even invented.

I have no issues with on screen violence of any kind rather it be silly or real to life, Shooters is very uncomfortable viewing with it’s afore mentioned violence, drug taking and colourful language.  I, myself found it at times difficult to watch which shows the kind of impact the film has.  There are far better films of this type out there but I would stay well aware if you are easily offended but if you like your entertainment VERY true to life, pick a copy up.  Not my cup of tea, but it is very effective film making.

  • Starring John Wayland  Franny Bennett  Desmond Bayliss
  • Director Dan Reed
  • Distributor 101 Films