Guy Ritchie wrote and produced Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels in 1998. It is a British crime comedy film starring Dexter Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, Nick Moran, Steven Mackintosh, Jason Statham Vinnie Jones and Sting.
The film is about a young card sharp who loses £500,000 to a powerful crime lord in a three-card brag game which was rigged. He and his friends decide to rob the gang next door to pay off his debt.
The Main Story
Eddie, Tom, Soap, and Bacon are long-time friends who decide to club together to raise £100,000 so that Eddie, their card sharp friend can play in a high stakes three-card brag game run by Harry Lonsdale, a crime lord. However, Harry has rigged the game, and Eddie lands up owing him £500,000.
Harry likes a pair of expensive antique shotguns that are up for auction and gets his enforcer Barry “the Baptist” to hire two thieves, to steal them for him. By mistake, the thieves sell the shotguns to someone else called Nick “the Greek”.
One day Eddie overhears his criminal neighbours planning a heist on some cannabis growers. Eddie and his friends decide to rob the neighbours when they return from their heist.
Tom goes to Nick the Greek to buy guns and lands up with the two antique shotguns.
The neighbours’ heist is a success, and they return with bags of money. Eddie and his friends rob them as planned and drive off with the money.
The movie proceeds with many different characters all chasing each other to get their hands on the cash. In the end, the friends were robbed of the money but are left with the two antique guns.
The friends are arrested but declared innocent due to lack of evidence. However, they still need to dispose of the guns, not realising their value until the last minute. The movie ends with Tom about to throw the guns in the Thames while his friends desperately try to phone him.