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Schemers (15)

Cast: Sean Connor, Grant Robert Keelan, Conor Berry
Genre: Drama
Author(s): Khaled Spiewak, Dave Mclean, Kyle Titterton
Director: Dave McLean
Release Date: 25/09/2020 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 91mins
Country: UK
Year: 2019

Davie harbours fanciful dreams of playing for Dundee United Football Club but his flirtation with the beautiful game is cut short when he scores with the wrong woman off the field. Hobbling around town on crutches with a broken leg, Davie spots an opportunity to make money by organising a university disco. He joins forces with drug dealer Scot and DJ John to stage the event and impress student nurse Shona. The dance is a roaring success and Davie excitedly forms Twa Bridges Promotions.


 

LondonNet Film Review
Schemers (15)

Fortune occasionally favours the reckless in Schemers, a roughly hewn drama comedy based on the true story of how Dundee-born concert promoter Dave McLean cut his teeth before he moved to London and became manager of rock band Placebo. McLean could have entrusted his blast from the past to safe film-making hands. Instead, he boldly chooses to direct his own story, drawing heavily on the visual lexicon of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting in an exuberant opening salvo that introduces us to his younger self: “a degenerate gambler with delusions of grandeur” played with cocksure swagger by Conor Berry…

After a promising start, Schemers loses its way and a faltering script co-written by McLean, Khaled Spiewak and Kyle Titterton fails to endear Davie to us as he becomes embroiled with the Dundee McMafia and mistreats his two-dimensional girlfriend. By the time the lead character is threatened with broken limbs or perhaps a one-way trip to the bottom of the River Tay, any drops of sympathy have evaporated, undermining the impact of a frenetic final act which famously brings heavy metal maestros Iron Maiden to Caird Hall in June 1980.

Davie (Berry) harbours fanciful dreams of playing for Dundee United Football Club but his flirtation with the beautiful game is cut short when he scores off the field. During a drunken night out, Davie succumbs to the charms of a girl who is “the spitting image of the blonde bird from ABBA”. When her brutish fiance (David Izatt) discovers the alcohol-fuelled fumble, he breaks one of Davie’s legs. Hobbling around town on crutches, Davie spots an opportunity to make money by organising a university disco. He joins forces with drug dealer Scot (Sean Connor) and DJ John (Grant R Keelan) to stage the event and, hopefully, impress sassy student nurse Shona (Tara Lee).

The dance is a roaring success and Davie excitedly expands his horizons – “proper bands, bigger crowds, more money” – to book Simple Minds for the princely sum of £15 and six cans of lager under the banner of Twa Bridges Promotions. Consequently, Davie, Scot and John become entangled with Fergie (Alastair Thomson Mills), who controls the city’s largest music venues and protects his assets with the help of his nephew Pike (Blair Robertson) and lieutenant Kenny (Mingus Johnston).

Punctuated by archive footage from the era including Pope John Paul II’s visit to Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, Schemers trades heavily on 1980s nostalgia with a vibrant soundtrack and solid production design. The film’s limited budget is evident in concert sequences, which wouldn’t matter if the script had a firmer grip on compelling characterisation and plot. Aside from Davie, protagonists are hastily sketched backing singers, whose contributions merely propel the heedless hero along his haphazard path to glory.

– Kim Hu


London Cinemas Showing Schemers


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Cineworld At The O2, Greenwich

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Cineworld Wandsworth

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Cineworld West India Quay

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Cineworld Wood Green

12:20 (Sat/Sun) 14:50 17:20 19:50

Curzon Aldgate

Fri 13:30 17:30; Sat 16:00 17:30; Sun 12:45 18:00; Mon/Wed 15:15 20:30; Tue/Thu 13:15 17:30

Curzon Victoria

Fri/Sat/Thu 16:30 21:30; Sun 15:30 20:30; Mon/Tue 15:00 21:30; Wed 15:15 20:30

Everyman Chelsea

Fri/Sun 17:15; Sat 16:15; Mon 19:45; Wed 17:30; Thu 14:15

Everyman Crystal Palace

Fri 15:30; Sat/Wed 20:00; Sun/Thu 17:30; Mon 17:00; Tue 13:30

Vue Shepherd’s Bush

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UK and Irish Cinemas Showing Schemers


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Annan Lonsdale Cinema

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Bromley Picturehouse

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Cameo Picturehouse

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Capitol Cinema

Fri/Sat 19:55; Sun 19:20

Central Cinema

14:50 20:00 (Fri/Sat/Mon-Thu)

Cineworld Aberdeen – Union Square

Fri/Mon-Thu 13:50 17:10 19:40; Sat/Sun 12:10 14:40 17:10 19:40

Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne

Fri-Sun/Tue/Thu 12:20 (Sat/Sun) 14:50 17:20 19:50; Mon/Wed 14:40 17:20 20:00

Cineworld Basildon

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Cineworld Bexleyheath

12:15 (Sat/Sun) 14:40 17:10 19:40

Cineworld Birmingham

12:30 (Sat/Sun) 15:00 17:30 20:00

Cineworld Birmingham NEC

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Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear

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Cineworld Bolton

12:00 (Sat/Sun) 14:30 17:00 19:30

Cineworld Bracknell

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Cineworld Bradford

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Cineworld Braintree

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Cineworld Broughton

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Cineworld Burton Upon Trent

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Cineworld Cardiff

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Cineworld Castleford

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Cineworld Cheltenham

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Cineworld Chesterfield

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Cineworld Chichester

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Cineworld Crawley

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Cineworld Didsbury

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Cineworld Dundee

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Cineworld Edinburgh

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Cineworld Enfield

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Cineworld Falkirk

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Cineworld Feltham

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Cineworld Glasgow – Silverburn

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Cineworld Gloucester Quays

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Cineworld Hemel Hempstead

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Cineworld High Wycombe

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Cineworld Hull

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Cineworld Huntingdon

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Cineworld Ilford

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Cineworld Ipswich

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Cineworld Isle Of Wight

12:30 (Sat/Sun) 15:00 (Sat/Sun) 17:30 20:00

Cineworld Leeds – White Rose

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Cineworld Llandudno

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Cineworld Luton

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Cineworld Middlesbrough

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Cineworld Milton Keynes

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Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Cineworld Newport Spytty Road

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Cineworld Northampton

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Cineworld Nottingham

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Cineworld Plymouth

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Cineworld Poole

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Cineworld Rochester

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Cineworld Rugby

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Cineworld Rushden Lakes

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Cineworld Sheffield

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Cineworld Solihull

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Cineworld South Ruislip

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Cineworld Speke

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Cineworld St Helens

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Cineworld Stevenage

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Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent

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Cineworld Swindon Shaw Ridge

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Cineworld Telford

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Cineworld Wakefield

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Cineworld Warrington

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Cineworld Watford

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Cineworld Wembley

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Cineworld Weymouth

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Cineworld Whiteley

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Cineworld Wolverhampton

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Cineworld Yeovil

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Cineworld York

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Curzon Colchester

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Curzon Knutsford

Fri/Sat 12:45 20:15; Sun 12:15 19:45; Mon 12:45 20:30; Tue/Thu 12:45 21:00; Wed 13:00 21:00

Curzon Oxford

Fri/Sat/Mon/Tue/Thu 18:45 21:30; Sun 18:00 21:00; Wed 19:00 21:45

Everyman Esher

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Everyman Glasgow

Fri-Sun 12:10 (Fri) 13:30 (Sat) 17:30 20:00; Mon 13:00 17:30 20:00; Tue 13:45 17:15; Wed 15:00 20:00; Thu 14:25 20:00

Everyman Leeds

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Everyman Lincoln

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Everyman Liverpool

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Glasgow Film Theatre

Fri/Sat 18:00 (Fri) 20:15; Sun 14:30; Mon 20:45

Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)

14:00 (Sat/Sun) 16:30 19:00 20:00 21:20 (Fri/Sat/Tue)

Movie House Coleraine

14:00 (Sat/Sun) 16:20 19:10

Movie House Maghera

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Odeon Birmingham New Street

Fri-Sun 19:00; Mon-Thu 18:45

Odeon Braehead

Fri-Sun 13:45 16:30 19:15 (Sun) 19:45 (Fri/Sat); Mon 16:30 19:45; Tue-Thu 16:15 17:15 19:45

Odeon Brighton

Fri-Wed 19:00

Odeon Dunfermline

Fri/Sat/Mon/Thu 13:15 (Sat) 16:00 19:00; Sun 13:15 19:00; Tue 16:15 19:15; Wed 16:00

Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

Fri-Sun 16:00 (Sat/Sun) 19:00

Odeon Kilmarnock

Fri-Wed 14:15 (Sat/Sun) 17:15 20:15; Thu 17:15

Odeon Kingston

15:15 18:15

Odeon Luxe Dundee

Fri-Sun/Tue/Wed 13:15 (Sat) 16:15 19:15; Mon/Thu 16:15 19:45 (Mon)

Odeon Luxe East Kilbride

14:15 (Fri-Mon) 17:15 20:15

Odeon Luxe Edinburgh Wester Hailes

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Odeon Manchester Great Northern

Fri-Sun/Tue/Thu 15:15 (Fri/Sun/Tue/Thu) 17:45 20:30; Mon 15:00 17:45 18:45 20:30; Wed 15:15 20:30

Odeon Silverlink

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Parkway Cinema

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Parkway Cinema

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Phoenix Cinema

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Regal Film Centre

Fri/Sat/Tue 19:45; Sun 19:30; Mon 19:55; Wed/Thu 19:35

Savoy

Fri 19:55; Sat 19:45; Sun 19:10; Thu 19:30

Showcase Bristol Avon Meads

11:30 (Fri-Sun) 15:00 18:30

Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw

11:10 (Fri-Sun) 15:15 19:30

Showcase Cinema De Lux Glasgow

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Showcase Cinema De Lux Paisley

Fri/Sat/Mon-Thu 11:45 14:30 18:00 19:30 (Fri/Sat/Tue) 19:45 (Mon/Wed/Thu); Sun 11:45 14:00 18:00 19:45

Showcase Dudley

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Showcase Newham

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Showcase Walsall

12:00 16:00 19:15

The Gate Cork

14:00 16:00 18:30 (Fri-Tue/Thu) 20:40

The Gate Mallow

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The Gate Midleton

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The Kino Leven

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The Light Cinema, Addlestone

Fri 14:20 17:00 19:40; Sat 17:30 19:50; Sun 17:10 19:25; Mon/Tue/Thu 15:10 17:20 19:35 (Tue) 19:40 (Mon/Thu); Wed 12:45 15:10 17:20 19:40

The Light Cinema, Bolton

Fri 15:00 17:30 20:00; Sat 16:45 19:15; Sun 16:20 18:50

The Light Cinema, Bradford

Fri/Tue/Thu 16:30 19:45; Sat/Sun 17:10 19:40; Mon/Wed 17:00 19:45

The Light Cinema, Cambridge

Fri 14:50 17:20 19:45; Sat/Sun 17:20 19:40; Mon 15:00 17:30 19:55; Tue-Thu 15:00 (Wed/Thu) 15:10 (Tue) 17:30 19:50

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Fri/Tue 16:00 (Fri) 16:55 19:20; Sat/Sun 17:35 19:50; Mon 16:00 17:25 19:40; Wed 16:00 17:30 19:50; Thu 16:00 19:20

The Light Cinema, Sheffield

Fri 12:25 14:50 17:05 19:20; Sat/Sun/Thu 13:00 (Thu) 15:20 (Thu) 17:40 20:00; Mon 13:05 15:25 17:45 20:05; Tue 13:10 15:25 17:40 20:00; Wed 12:00 14:20 16:40 19:00

The Light Cinema, Stockport

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The Light Cinema, Walsall

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The Light Cinema, Wisbech

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The Reel Picture

13:50 17:30 21:00

Vue Aberdeen

Fri 17:25 20:00 21:45; Sat 16:50 19:45; Sun 15:20 18:00; Mon 16:35 18:55 21:15; Tue 16:20 18:40; Wed 16:20 19:30 21:30; Thu 19:50

Vue Birmingham

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Vue Glasgow Fort

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Vue Hamilton

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Vue Livingston

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Vue Manchester Printworks

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