Unleashed


1h 43m 2005

Brief Synopsis

On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer Danny, who he has "raised" since boyhood. Danny has been kept as a near-prisoner by his "Uncle" Bart; trained to attack and, if necessary, kill. Danny knows little of life, except the brutal existence that Bart has so crudely and cruelly fashioned for him. But when Danny has a chance encounter with soft-spoken blind piano tuner Sam, he senses true kindness and compassion for the first time and experiences the transforming power of music. When a sudden gangland coup separates Danny from Bart and his mob, Danny is at last away from the underworld. He takes refuge with Sam and his spunky teenaged stepdaughter Victoria. Sam and Victoria open their home and hearts to Danny, who begins to envision a new future for himself. However, the mob will not give up its prize pupil so easily, and Danny must soon fight again, and fight back, to protect his new family and bury his troubled past.

Film Details

Also Known As
Danny the Dog
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Action
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Angel Studios; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Car Grip; Digital Factory; Distributors Corporation Of America; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Europacorp; Guegan Stunt & Equipment; Illumination Mac Guff; Kodak; Marques Et Films; Menfond Electronic Art & Computer Design Company; Seaside Productions; Set Meals; Studio Phil; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions; Transpalux
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; Asmick Ace Inc.; Bazuca; Cts; Distribution Company; Europacorp; Golden Scene; Hoyts Distribution; Ind; Italia Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Moonlight Films; Myndform; New World Films; Nfi; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Ozen Film; PathT International; Prooptiki Romania; Rogue Pictures; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Özen Film
Location
France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

On and beneath the meanest streets of Glasgow, fiery gangster Bart is merciless with debtors, would-be rivals, and anyone else to whom he takes even a passing dislike. How does Bart maintain his chokehold? Through his unwitting enforcer Danny, who he has "raised" since boyhood. Danny has been kept as a near-prisoner by his "Uncle" Bart; trained to attack and, if necessary, kill. Danny knows little of life, except the brutal existence that Bart has so crudely and cruelly fashioned for him. But when Danny has a chance encounter with soft-spoken blind piano tuner Sam, he senses true kindness and compassion for the first time and experiences the transforming power of music. When a sudden gangland coup separates Danny from Bart and his mob, Danny is at last away from the underworld. He takes refuge with Sam and his spunky teenaged stepdaughter Victoria. Sam and Victoria open their home and hearts to Danny, who begins to envision a new future for himself. However, the mob will not give up its prize pupil so easily, and Danny must soon fight again, and fight back, to protect his new family and bury his troubled past.

Cast

Jet Li

Cast

Morgan Freeman

Cast

Bob Hoskins

Cast

Kerry Condon

Cast

Michael Jenn

Cast

Vincent Regan

Dylan Brown

Tamer Hassan

Phyllida Law

Carole Ann Wilson

Michael Ian Lambert

Jaclyn Tze Wey

Puthirith Chou

Tony Theng

Owen Lay

Franck Xie Cheng

Georgina Chapman

Danielle Louise Harley

Andy Beckwith

Michael Webber

Jeffrey Rudom

Laurence Ashley

Alex Lawson

Stuart Lawson

Audifax Kinga

Eric Mondoloni

Vanessa Mateo

Alain Figlarz

Maurice Chan

Grégory Feurté

Amadeo Cazzella

Emmanuel Lanzi

Afif Ben Badra

Cyrille Hertel

Santi Sudaros

Valerie Henin

Scott Adkins

Seydina Balde

Christian Bergner

Patrick Medioni

Jean Francois Lenogue

Malki Attar

Serge Beuchat

Christophe Weyer

Vincent Haquin

Tarik Zitouni

Joseph Beddelem

Fred Dessains

Carlos Bonelli

Michel Bouis

William Cagnard

Thierry Saelens

Kzenia Zarouba

Pascaline Girardot

Alain Barbier

Alain Grellier

Nic Stevens

Gregory Loffredo

Mouloud Ikhaddelene

Marc Chung

Oumar Diaoure

Eric Etje

Sylvain Gabet

Pierre Rousselle

Marc Hoang Hghi

Karim Hocini

Loic Molla

Louis-marie Nyee

Patrick Oliver

Sebastien Soudais

Patrick Tang

Michael Troude

Patrick Vo

Frederic Alhinho

Gabriel Chatelain

Tarik Hadouch

Lionel Bouvard

Pascal Lopez

Pascal Lavanchy

Quentin A. Pierre

Vincent Tulli

Eudes Clara Creantor

Christelle Senechal

Isabelle Didier

Gwenael Mairey

Ariadna Cascaval

Ludmila Henry

Rebecca Hazan

Hyggins Sansa

Christian Gazio

Matthieu Albertini

Georges Benoit

Osana Ekue

Miguel Cuevas

Kathy Farkas

Friedrich Hartwig

Stephane Gluck

Xavier Bussy

Sacha Gaubert

Victor Izquierdo

Igor Joly-erard

Gilles Louzon

Sety Diaby

Kamel Tazit

Georges Bouchelagem

Tyana Raboana

Jean Atonga

Jamal Bellyazid

Serge Gnaly

Fred Zanolino

Michel Flasch

Iouri Zagorski

Jean-marc Bellu

Lorna Marshall

Vocals

Dot Allison

Vocals

Mike Lambert

Crew

Candice Abela

Assistant

Lesley Abernethy

Costumes

Deena Adair

Wardrobe

Guillaume Aliquot

Software Engineer

Jean Christophe Allain

Assistant Camera Operator

Virginie Allal

Assistant

Thierry Allou

Other

Christian Altiparmakian

Gaffer

Christophe Ange

Carpenter

Philippe Anselme

Grip

Susana Antunes

Post-Production

Frederique Arguello

Wardrobe

Romain Arnoux

Graphics

Catherine Athon

Post-Production Supervisor

Damien Auriol

Grip

Christel Ayrault

Painter

John Baggott

Music

Nicolas Baldino

Apprentice

Arno Balenci

Stunts

Lucien Balibar

Boom Operator

Odile Balme

Production Coordinator

Candice Banks

Makeup Artist

Olivier Jean Baptiste

Sound Department

Jean-michel Bar

Electrician

Stephane Barache

Production

Francois Barade

Carpenter

Eric Baraillon

Gaffer

Dominique Baran

Accountant

Bruno Barbier

Other

Thierry Barnay

Software Engineer

Gregory Barrau

Production Manager

Francois Barre

Grip

Elsa Barrere

Apprentice

Janine Barrientos

Accountant

Eric Bassoff

Post-Production Supervisor

Florence Batteault

Makeup Artist

Dider Bautz

Plasterer

Marie-claire Bazart

Graphics

Robin Beavis

Special Effects Assistant

Emma Bedford

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sacha Beliaev

Matte Painter

Lahcene Benbraham

Sound Department

Lahcene Bendjebbour

Grip

Odile Beraud

Digital Effects

Jean-louis Bergougnoux

Special Effects Technician

Olivier Beriot

Costume Designer

Patrick Bertron

Plasterer

Luc Besson

Screenwriter

Luc Besson

Producer

Stephane Birzin

Grip

Georges Bizet

Song

Laurent Bizet

Propman

Jacques Bled

Visual Effects Producer

Charles Bodycomb

Props

Yves Bogdan

Assistant

Christophe Boireau

Office Runner

Stephane Bonneville

Extras Casting Assistant

Laurent Bonney

Wardrobe

John Booth

Props

John Booth

Props

Sebastien Borie

Propman

Maxence Bottreau

Crane Grip

Gerard Bouguet

Carpenter

Benoit Bourc'his

Painter

Fabrice Bourderioux

Production

Brigitte Bourneuf

Propman

Stephanie Boutinaud

Visual Effects

Leo Briancourt

Production

Jean-loup Bro

Grader

David Broder

Location Manager

Jas Brown

Driver

Corinne Bruand

Costumer

Corinne Bruant

Wardrobe

Stephanie Bruet

Apprentice

Angelo Bruschini

Music

Christian Bruzzi

Props

Tommy Bryce

Driver

Jacques Bufnoir

Production Designer

Thong Bui

Stunts

Christian Burdet

Technical Advisor

Nicolas Cadot

Electrician

Laurent Caille

Wardrobe

Lionel Callari

Property Master

Tristan Carlisle-kitz

Props

Olivier Caroff

Electrician

Sarah Carswell

Production Secretary

Guillaume Castagne

Makeup Effects

Didier Cattin

Boom Operator

Mathieu Caudroy

Camera Operator

Mathieu Caudroy

Steadicam Operator

Frederic Cauvy

Stunt Coordinator

Mathilde Cavillan

Assistant Director

Mathilde Cavillan

Apprentice

Rodolphe Chabrier

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jean-francois Chaintron

Production Manager

Stephanie Champault

Assistant Director

Jean Michel Chantrel

Props

Alain Chapuis

Wardrobe

Erwin Charrier

Graphics

Steve Chasman

Executive Producer

Emmanuel Che

Digital Effects Artist

Ali Cherkaoui

Assistant Director

Nathalie Chéron

Casting Director

Brian Cheung

Animation Supervisor

Pascal Cheve

Plasterer

Ling Chi-wah

Stunts

Olivier Chiavassa

Production Manager

Ku Huen Chiu

Stunts

Shumai Chou

Interpreter

Mel Churcher

Acting Coach

Alain Cibrario

Props

Bertrand Clercq-roques

Production Designer

Richard Cohee

Stand-In

Gerard Cohen

Editor

Alexis Coletti

Grip

Amelie Colin

Assistant Director

Amelie Colin

Apprentice

Gilles Conseil

Stunts

Sean Cook

Music

Julien Coquillet

Grip

Nathalie Cordey

Production

Jenny Cormack

Art Department

Tony Corrie

Driver

Olivier Da Corte

Production

Capucine Courau

Sound Editor

Nicolas Criqui

Grader

Rosana D'andrea

Digital Effects

Geraldine Daigremont

Art Department

Marie Danis

Production Accountant

Marcel Daudin

Production

Neil Davidge

Music Arranger

Neil Davidge

Music Producer

Neil Davidge

Music

Donatienne De Gorostarzu

Script Supervisor

Valeria De Vita

Production Manager

Adrien Debackere

Camera

Clement Debethune

Office Runner

Marie Decourt

Assistant Camera Operator

Robert Del Naja

Music Arranger

Robert Del Naja

Music

Robert Del Naja

Music Producer

Anne Delacour

Dialogue Editor

Pascal Delaunay

Grip

Thomas Delcoy

Graphics

Serge Delli-zotti

Grip

Jacques Delzescaux

Digital Effects Artist

Aleksander Dembinski

Assistant

Georges Demetrau

Special Effects Supervisor

Marc Deneux

Software Engineer

Elodie Derrien

Wardrobe Dresser

Jean Marc Desages

Painter

Emmanuel Desbordes

Visual Effects

Sebastien Devaux

Sound Department

Hubert Devinck

Special Effects Technician

Mark Devlin

Production Coordinator

Anne Dizeux

Painter

Thierry Doerflinger

Plasterer

Fifine Domer

Special Effects Coordinator

Francoise Dore

Set Designer

Michel Dore

Storyboard Artist

Antoine Douadi

Digital Effects Artist

Vincent Dragusseau

Other

Romuald Drault

Accountant

Christian Dubray

Property Master

Scott Dunlop

Driver

Yvan Dupont

Painter

Philippe Durand

Carpenter

Julien Durguel

On-Set Dresser

Margaret Edwards

Office Runner

Florence Elissalde

Makeup

Jim Elliott

Property Master

Jack English

Camera

Jerome Epaillard

Electrician

Vespa Estord

Wardrobe

Benjamin Euvrard

Assistant Director

Benjamin Euvrard

Apprentice

Bouchra Fakhri

Casting Director

Pascal Fasola

Painter

Patrice Fasola

Painter

Patrice Fauquemberg

Special Effects Technician

Badara Faye

Carpenter

Roxane Fechner

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thierry Flament

Digital Effects Artist

Gilles Floquet

Grip

Yann Folliard

Digital Effects Artist

David Forax

Stunt Double

Nathalie Ford

Apprentice

Gary Forsyth

Driver

Kennedy Forsyth

Location Manager

Acacio Francisco

Painter

Jean Michel Frarier

Other

Ismael Gaila

Apprentice

Peter Gallagher

Production Manager

Vincent Gallot

Camera Assistant

Graham Galloway

Driver

Denis Gambs

Carpenter

Boris Garcia

Wardrobe

Michel Garcon

Generator Operator

Andrew Gardiner

Office Runner

Pierre Garnier

Grip

Film Details

Also Known As
Danny the Dog
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Action
Thriller
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Angel Studios; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Car Grip; Digital Factory; Distributors Corporation Of America; Eastman Kodak; Eclair Group; Europacorp; Guegan Stunt & Equipment; Illumination Mac Guff; Kodak; Marques Et Films; Menfond Electronic Art & Computer Design Company; Seaside Productions; Set Meals; Studio Phil; StudioCanal; Tf1 Films Productions; Transpalux
Distribution Company
Rogue Pictures; 01 Distribuzione; Asmick Ace Inc.; Bazuca; Cts; Distribution Company; Europacorp; Golden Scene; Hoyts Distribution; Ind; Italia Films; Les Films De L'Elysee; Moonlight Films; Myndform; New World Films; Nfi; Nordisk Film Theatrical Distribution Oy; Ozen Film; PathT International; Prooptiki Romania; Rogue Pictures; Shaw Organization; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Ster-Kinekor; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Özen Film
Location
France; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 13, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2005

Released in United States March 2005

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.

Released in United States Spring May 13, 2005

Released in United States on Video October 11, 2005

Released in United States March 2005 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival March 11-19, 2005.)