Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the essential resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Never Miss an Update

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Use IMDbPro Track to get instant alerts about updates to IMDb pages of people & titles you follow

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Johnny Was (2006)

R
93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few well-placed bombs. Unable to escape Brixton, they ...See moreJohnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison, hell bent on derailing the Irish peace process with a few well-placed bombs. Unable to escape Brixton, they are trapped together in Johnny's anything-but-safe safe house, sandwiched between a Rastafarian reggae pirate radio station upstairs and a West Indian 'Yardie' crack-dealing gangster, Julius, downstairs. As the charismatic Flynn finds common ground with the Yardies, Johnny fights to realize a peace process of his own, but makes the mistake of falling for Julius's girlfriend Rita, causing all-out war. A thriller in the vein of Lock Stock and The Long Good Friday, in which questions of race, morality, identity and loyalty play out against a great sound-track of reggae, rock, new wave and soul. Written by Anon See less
Cinematographer
Production Designer
Trending
MOVIEmeter
Members only
Box Office
Budget
$4,300,000
See all box office data

Release date
Jul 19, 2006 (United States)
Awards

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
18 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Vinnie Jones
Johnny Doyle Johnny Doyle   See fewer
Top 5000
Members only
Laurence Kinlan
Michael Michael   See fewer
Members only
Eriq La Salle
Julius Julius   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Mark Asante
Nathan Nathan   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Colin Stewart
Druggie Druggie   See fewer
Members only
John Fashanu
DJ Fash DJ Fash   See fewer
Members only
Emma Little Lawless
Cafe Waitress (as Emma Lyttle) Cafe Waitress (as Emma Lyttle)   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Ricky Watson
Ras (voice) Ras (voice)   See fewer
Members only
Una C.
Cafe Diner (uncredited) Cafe Diner (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
James Tolcher
Clubber (uncredited) Clubber (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

5.6 / 10 | 1,601 votes