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Dom Hemingway (2013)

  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 6,733 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 2 April 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 93 min
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  • IMDb page: Dom Hemingway (2013)
  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 6,733 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 2 April 2014 (USA)
  • Runtime: 93 min
  • Filming Location: London, England, UK
  • Gross: $518,134 (USA) (9 May 2014)
  • Director: Richard Shepard
  • Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Rolfe Kent   
  • Soundtrack: La Fanette
  • Sound Mix: Dolby
  • Plot Keyword: Safe | Widower | Hooker | Singer | Alcohol

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)
  • Richard Shepard 

Known Trivia

  • Jude Law gained 30 pounds for his role as Dom. 27 of 28 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • In order to gain weight for his appearance in this film, Jude Law drank ten Coca-Colas a day. 6 of 6 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: When they fly in slow motion (the car accident) the prosthetic hand leaves the screen from the right side and after a couple of frames it enters the screen from the left side.

Plot: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.  »

Story: After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.


Synopsis: The first thing we hear is Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) asking, "Is my cock not exquisite?" He continues to praise his cock, saying outlandish things like it ought to win the first ever Nobel Peace Prize to be given to a cock, and that it could save starving children in third world countries. He then orgasms and tells the person giving him oral sex, sorry for not giving him a warning.

Chapter 1: 12 YEARS IS A LONG TIME

Dom is eating pudding in the prison cafeteria when a guard comes over to talk to him. He tells Dom to put his fork down but Dom insists on finishing his pudding. He relents and speaks to the guard. He tells Dom that the call he’s been waiting for has arrived. Dom smiles. He is released from prison, with the other inmates chanting his name and throwing toilet paper out the windows.

Dom spots two men standing outside a pub. He asks both of them where to find Sandy Butterfield (Nick Raggett). After he shoves one man’s drink out of his hand, the other man tells Dom that Sandy is still working at a garage. Dom goes to this garage and beats Sandy’s face in because he got with Dom’s wife while he was in prison. Sandy defends his actions because they had been divorced, but Dom continues to pound the guy’s face. When he’s done, he turns to two other guys and makes friendly talk with them.

Dom reunites with his former partner, Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant), in a pub. Dom pulls out a cigarette to smoke, but he’s told by the bartender and Dickie that smoking’s been banned. Regardless, he lights it up and gives Dickie one to smoke as well. Dickie tells Dom that their former employer, Mr. Ivan Anatoly Fontaine (Demian Bichir) has not forgotten that he owes Dom. Dom had worked for Fontaine as a safe-cracker and served 12 years for not testifying against him. Dom knows he’s missed a lot over the years, including a relationship with his daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke). In the corner of the pub are two girls, said by Dickie to be sent as gifts to Dom from Fontaine. An eager Dom scoops one of the ladies up and kisses the other. He announces to the pub, "No one call me for three days!"

The next day, a hungover Dom ventures with Dickie on a train to head south of France to meet with Fontaine. At the station, a heavyset man meets the two and says he was sent by Fontaine. He tells the two to follow him, and Dom makes him carry his luggage.


The thieves arrive at Fontaine’s villa. Dom’s eye is caught by Fontaine’s beautiful girlfriend Paolina (Madalina Ghenea). Dickie tells him to not look at her. They find Fontaine out hunting with his rifle. He asks Dom if he ever uses a gun for hunting. Dom says no, but only to hold up a place or threaten someone…or rob them…or pistol-whip them…or scare them, but never for hunting. Fontaine invites the two inside for a drink. He makes a comment about "Leftie" being right about Dom maintaining his vanity and wit, yet Dom has no idea who he’s talking about. Fontaine means Dickie, making Dom aware of Dickie’s left hand sporting a glove. It was shot off a while ago, but Dom just thought the glove was a fashion statement. Dom then starts to mock Fontaine, calling him "Ivana Anal-tolly", still enraged at being locked up for 12 years because of him. Fontaine never gets angry, but he warns Dom to not make him get rough. Dom calms down and leaves.

Dickie finds Dom storming off outside completely nude. He runs out to get him back, reprimanding him for speaking rudely to Fontaine, saying he’s lucky that he didn’t kill him right there. Dom feels like he shouldn’t be there, but Dickie convinces him to stay. Dickie adds that he’s not burying Dom out there because he’s "too fucking old and he didn’t bring the right shoes."

Dom apologises to Fontaine and he and Dickie have dinner with Fontaine and Paolina. Fontaine treats the two to a musical performance by Paolina. As she sings, Fontaine tells Dom a story about how he viciously beat his best friend’s jaw, nearly completely destroying it, after the man accidentally drove a bicycle into a woman that Fontaine had interest in. He didn’t kill Dom for his behavior because he knew that he still owed him.


Fontaine presents Dom with a quarter of a million pounds, plus another half a million. Dom becomes excited and hugs the money.

Fontaine invites two women over to party and do coke with his guests, and everybody gets in the pool. One of the women, Melody (Kerry Condon), swims over to Dom. She compliments his chin, and he, in turn, compliments her breasts. Later, the whole party drives down the road. Dom stands up and shouts boastfully, right before the car collides with another car, throwing everybody out. Dom is unconscious, but he hears Paolina’s voice calling his name and saying "I want the money". He briefly has a fantasy of her in a sexy swimsuit emerging from the pool before he’s awoken by a thunderclap. Dom walks through the rain. He calls out for anybody. Fontaine walks by him, impaled by a piece of the car. He falls against the car, dead. Dom then finds Melody lying face down near a lake. He tries to resuscitate her and is able to revive her. She thanks Dom for saving her life and tells him good luck will come to him for this deed when he least expects it and most needs it. Dickie comes in and finds them. He says he saw Paolina heading down the road.

Dom and Dickie return to Fontaine’s home for Dom’s money. All Dom finds is a few fifty pound notes put together in the shape of a heart. Dom then sees Paolina driving down the road, far away with the money. He runs through the woods to catch up to her, falling right in the middle of the road, inches from where she pulls up. Paolina rolls down the window, and Dom sees his money sitting in the passenger seat next to her. He asks her "Why?" She asks him, "Do I strike you as the type of woman that wants to be poor?" She rolls the window back up and drives away, leaving Dom sitting in the road as the rain pours.

Dom shows up at Evelyn’s apartment, drinking from a bottle of whiskey and with his face messed up. All she can say is, "You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me," and Dom drops to the floor like a ton of bricks.


Dom wakes up to see Evelyn’s boyfriend Hugh (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), along with his father, brother, and son. Later, Hugh introduces Dom to his and Evelyn’s son, Jawara (Jordan Nash). Dom questions the name choice, which Hugh defends as it means "peace-loving". Dom jokes that his own name means "unlucky son of a bitch." Hugh tells Dom that Evelyn is mad at him and that she’s hurt by his absence. He adds that she will play music with him that evening at a club called Cargo so Dom can check them out. Dom does go see the performance, with Evelyn singing "Fisherman’s Blues". Dom is mesmerized by hearing his daughter singing.

Dom goes to Dickie’s home, lamenting that Evelyn wants nothing to do with him. He decides that he needs to seek employment from Lestor, Jr. (Jumayn Hunter), the son of Dom’s old nemesis. Dickie warns Dom that Lestor is worse than his father.

Dom finds Lestor jogging with his two goons. Lestor recognizes him and then punches him in the stomach. He hates Dom for killing his cat Bernard when Lestor was a boy. Even though they hate each other, Dom proposes that they do business. Although he doesn’t like the idea, Lestor gives him a challenge – Dom is to open a new electronic safe at Lestor’s club in under ten minutes, and if he is successful, Dom is to work for him. If Dom fails, Lestor will cut off Dom’s cock and use it as a doorstop. Dom agrees, and then gets punched in the gut again as payback for the cat.


Dickie joins Dom as they go to Lestor’s club to crack the safe inside a wall. Dom takes a sledgehammer and smashes the wall up until he can see the wires around the safe, which he cuts off with a power saw. He grabs the safe and starts thrusting against it sexually, so that the ‘pins are out of alignment’ then throws it on the floor, where it finally opens. Dom feels triumphant, until Lestor tells him he only has 52 seconds left. He takes out a smaller safe from a box, revealing that to be the safe he wanted him to open. He forces Dom to drop his trousers so he can cut off his cock. At the last second, two safe security guards run into the room. Dickie smashes a small statue over Lestor’s head, and Dom hits his goons with the sledgehammer. They run like hell out of the club, and then split up.

Dom waits outside Cargo to find Evelyn after her band’s performance. She is still angry with him, stating that he could have served only two or three years if he struck a deal and testified against Fontaine, but he ended up missing his wife dying and most of Evelyn’s life. Dom tells her he is going to visit her mother’s grave the next day and that she should bring her son with her so they can go together. Evelyn tells him that she only ever wanted a real father, but instead got him. She turns her back and leaves.


The next morning, Dom is out on the streets when he spots Melody riding her motor scooter. He stops her and tells her that he hasn’t had any good luck since saving her. Melody asks him what it is that he really wants. Dom firmly states he wants his money back, then he realizes that he just wants Evelyn to talk to him. Melody tells him that by admitting this, the "pendulum of luck" will swing his way because love is what he makes of it.

Dom visits his wife’s grave, tearfully apologizing and feeling regretful for all the years he’s missed and for abandoning her and Evelyn. He looks up and sees Jawara next to him. He tells the boy this is his grandmother’s grave. Apparently, she wasn’t fond of colored people, but Dom thinks she would have loved him. He walks Jawara out of the cemetery to meet back up with Evelyn. Dom asks her if he can walk around with her and Jawara without having to say anything. She says not today, but he is welcome to take Jawara to school on Monday if he’s not too drunk the night before. They walk away, and Jawara waves to Dom. He waves back.

Dom walks away, still feeling a lack of closure, until he sees someone and a smile forms on his face. It’s Paolina walking into a restaurant with an older man. Dom follows them in and approaches their table. He greets Paolina, who claims to not know who he is. He leans in to place his hand on hers and whisper in her ear menacingly that he is the fucker who will gut her with a butter knife and dump her body in the river without anybody knowing. Paolina trembles in fear. He warns her not to say a word when he removes his hand or else he’ll do all of that right now. After all the heartbreaks and sadness, he feels that the pendulum of luck has finally swung back his way. He stands up, drinks her date’s wine, and then kisses her. He exits the restaurant and we see him holding something – Paolina’s diamond ring. Dom flicks it up and walks away with it, wearing a big victorious grin on his face.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • John Bernard known as co-producer
  • Ivan Dunleavy known as executive producer
  • Zygi Kamasa known as executive producer
  • Alainée Kent known as co-producer
  • Richard Mansell known as associate producer
  • Steve Norris known as executive producer
  • Nick O'Hagan known as producer (Co-Produced By)
  • Jeremy Thomas known as producer
  • Peter Watson known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Jude Law known as Dom Hemingway
  • Luca Franzoni known as Dom's Prison Buddy
  • Richard Graham known as Prison Guard
  • George Sweeney known as Man Outside Pub
  • Mark Wingett known as Man Outside Pub 2
  • David Baukham known as Security Guard
  • Nick Raggett known as Sandy Butterfield
  • Simeon Moore known as Andrew
  • Richard E. Grant known as Dickie Black
  • Glenn Hirst known as Barman
  • Kaitana Taylor known as Girl at Bar
  • Colette Morrow known as Girl at Bar
  • Jeanie Gold known as Barmaid
  • Brenda Palmer known as Lady on Train
  • Philippe Pierrard known as Lardo
  • Madalina Diana Ghenea known as Paolina (as Madalina Ghenea)
  • Demian Bichir known as Mr. Fontaine
  • Kerry Condon known as Melody
  • Claire Viville known as Blond Party Girl
  • Emilia Clarke known as Evelyn
  • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett known as Hugh
  • Jordan A. Nash known as Jawara (as Jordan Nash)
  • Fams Camara known as Senegalese Friend
  • Omar Jallow known as Senegalese Friend
  • Aileen McNally known as Evelyn's Band
  • Moses Elliott known as Evelyn's Band
  • Robb Skipper known as Evelyn's Band
  • Joel Hodge known as Evelyn's Band
  • Jumayn Hunter known as Lestor
  • Brahim Shala known as Lestor's Goon
  • Earnesto Guthrie known as Lestor's Goon
  • Samio Olowu known as Lestor's Girl
  • Hayley-Marie Coppin known as Ping Pong Girl
  • Scott Goodall known as Safe Security Guard
  • Ray Sloane known as Safe Security Guard
  • Grant Russell known as Paolina's Date
  • Sara Al-Tahan known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Hannah Blamires known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Chris Cowlin known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Michael Degnan known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Simon DeSilva known as Convict (uncredited)
  • Gary Douglas known as Millwall Supporter (uncredited)
  • Larissa Jones known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Terry Lee known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Emma Lock known as Chinese Hostess (uncredited)
  • Teresa Mahoney known as Driver (uncredited)
  • Matthew C. Martino known as Nightclubber (uncredited)
  • Matthew David McCarthy known as Nightclubber (uncredited)
  • Stephen McDade known as Nightclubber (uncredited)
  • Ben Probert known as Raver #1 (uncredited)
  • Josh Reeve known as Raver (uncredited)
  • Deborah Rosan known as Actress (uncredited)
  • Ribbon Ross known as Clubber (uncredited)
  • Alex Scriven known as Nightclubber (uncredited)
  • Can Somer known as Nightclubber (uncredited)
  • Mark Stedman known as Club Crowd (uncredited)
  • Vic Waghorn known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Paula Ann Williams known as Clubber (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Kathryn Fa known as chief crowd hair and makeup supervisor
  • Barrie Gower known as prosthetics
  • Soleil Jackson known as make up artist: daily
  • Samantha Kininmonth known as makeup trainee
  • Davina Lamont known as key makeup artist
  • Chris Lyons known as special effects teeth
  • Siobhán McGrath known as crowd makeup trainee
  • Jutta Russell known as crowd makeup artist
  • Wakana Yoshihara known as hair designer
  • Wakana Yoshihara known as makeup designer

Art Department:

  • Justin Ackroyd known as prop dresser driver
  • Faye Brinkworth known as set decoration assistant
  • Dan Crandon known as construction manager
  • Kevin Day known as stand-by props
  • Roberto DiCamillo known as buyer
  • Roddy Dolan known as dressing propsman
  • Andrew Forrest known as standby propman
  • Antonia Gibbs known as production buyer
  • Tone Gibbs known as storeman
  • Joanna Maeva known as carpenter
  • Craig Price known as property master
  • Mike Syson known as dressing propman
  • Sophie Tarver known as prop maker
  • Mark Wallis known as carpenter




Production Companies:

  • Recorded Picture Company (RPC)
  • BBC Films
  • Isle of Man Film
  • Pinewood Studios

Other Companies:

  • VooDooDog  titles
  • 4K London  digital imaging services
  • Codex Digital  digital recording equipment
  • European Film Bonds  completion guarantor
  • Fatts  post production script services
  • Gallagher Entertainment  insurance
  • HireWorks  post-production facilities
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency (uncredited)
  • Movie Lot, The  security
  • Panalux  lighting equipment by
  • Pinewood Studios  digital production services
  • Red Radish  catering
  • Salon  Avid HD editing equipment


  • Lionsgate (2013) (UK) (all media)
  • Transmission (2013) (Australia) (all media)
  • DT Production (2013) (Russia) (all media)
  • Swen Entertainment (2013) (Brazil) (all media)
  • United King Films (2013) (Israel) (all media)
  • Mis. Label (2013) (Sweden) (all media)
  • KT&G (2013) (South Korea) (all media)
  • CatchPlay (2013) (Taiwan) (all media)
  • AQS (2013) (Czech Republic) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2013) (Hungary) (all media)
  • Cinemania Group (2013) (Yugoslavia) (all media)
  • Prorom Media-Trade (2013) (Romania) (all media)
  • 20th Century Fox (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox of Germany (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Big Bang Media (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures (2014) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2014) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2013) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2014) (Australia) (DVD)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • One Of Us (visual effects by)

Visual Effects by:

  • Fiorenza Bagnariol known as digital film bureau
  • Jorge Canada Escorihuela known as compositor: One of Us
  • Tom Debenham known as visual effects supervisor
  • Chaya Feiner known as visual effects producer: One of Us
  • Timothy P. Jones known as laser recording
  • Jeanette Monero known as digital artist: One of Us
  • Dominic Parker known as visual effects supervisor
  • Rachael Penfold known as visual effects executive producer: One of Us
  • Mike Pope known as digital artist: One of Us
  • Lewis Saunders known as digital compositor: One of Us
  • Abigail Scollay known as digital compositor: One of Us
  • Cristina Vozian known as digital artist: One of Us
  • Pat Wong known as senior compositor
  • Samuel John Joseph Walsh known as vfx artist: One of Us (uncredited)

MPAA: Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use



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