A gang of raiders with the participation of one of the bandits named Frank successfully carries out an operation to steal jewelry from a European jewelry salon. The most important treasure for criminals is not even the amount of loot, but the 84-star huge diamond. And this unusual little thing Frank must pass into the hands of the boss. To complete the assignment, the guy will have to go to New York. However, all plans collapse, and he meets new friend… Brad Pitt and Jason Statham are the highlight in this movie.
When your main characters consist of the likes of Turkish (Jason Statham), Bullet-Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones), an unhinged pig-feeding gangster named Brick-Top (Alan Ford – Sean Connery was offered the role but Ritchie couldn’t afford him), Franky Four-Fingers (Benicio Del Toro) and Boris The Blade Yurinov (Rade Serbedzija), you know you’re in for something special. Snatch follows the journey of a stolen eighty-two carat diamond, the common thread that unites the major characters for a madcap series of hilarious set-pieces. After a business opportunity goes completely pear-shaped. Turkish – a bent boxing promoter – and his sidekick Tommy cross paths with a hard hitting Irish gypsy named Mickey O’Neil. Brad Pitt was a big fan of Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and asked Ritchie for a role in his next film but, when Ritchie found out that Pitt couldn’t do a London accent, he gave him the role of Mickey.
Snatch showcases the talents of both Hollywood heavyweights and first-timers
When Ritchie tells Pitt that he’d be playing a boxer. Brad Pitt was concerned because he had just finished shooting Fight Club (1999). And didn’t want to play the same kind of role again. But took the role anyway because he was so desperate to work with Ritchie. Mickey’s indecipherable speech was inspired by stupid complaints about the accents in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, so Ritchie decided to counter the criticism by creating a character that couldn’t be understood by the other characters in the movie, let alone the audience. Mickey was a particularly ‘earthy’ character. So Pitt made a point of rarely washing as well as swearing a lot during the film’s production.
Meanwhile, Boris and a couple of part-time gangster wannabes are also on the prowl. With vicious henchman and a foul-mouthed Brick-Top breathing down Turkish’s neck. The film reaches a climax that has more twists and turns than Mount Panorama. Establishing Vinnie Jones‘ presence in the acting world, Snatch (Bang Dang) showcases the talents of both Hollywood heavyweights and first-timers. Combining more one-liners than Minder and The Bill put together, and consolidating Ritchie as a major player. It also cemented the United Kingdom as the new home of cool gangster movies.