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Encyclopedia > The Limey
The Limey
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Produced by John Hardy
Scott Kramer
Written by Lem Dobbs
Starring Terence Stamp
Lesley Ann Warren
Luis Guzmán
Peter Fonda
Barry Newman
Cinematography Edward Lachman
Editing by Sarah Flack
Distributed by Artisan Entertainment
Release date October 8, 1999 (U.S. release)
Running time 89 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

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The film starring Terence Stamp as Wilson, an Englishman straight out of prison and on parole who comes to Los Angeles, California to investigate the suspicious death of his daughter. As soon as Wilson crosses the pond he discovers that he's like a "fish out of water" in strange America. His suspicions soon fall on his daughter's former boyfriend, celebrity music producer Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda). Wilson gets help from his late daughter's friends Eduardo Roel (Luis Guzmán), a fellow student (and an ex-con) and Elaine (Lesley Ann Warren, his daughter's acting teacher). Together they put the pieces together and solve his daughter's murder. Terence Stamp as General Zod in Superman II. Terence Stamp (born July 23, 1938) is a British actor. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Peter Fonda Peter Henry Fonda, born February 23, 1940 in New York, New York, is an American actor. ... Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican actor. ... Lesley Ann Warren Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946), is an American actress. ...

The movie is notable due to its character acting and its non-traditional editing technique, splitting dialogues over several scenes and places.



  • Satellite Awards: Won. Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Terence Stamp.

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  • Wilson: I'm looking for a different kind of satisfaction.
  • Ed: Do you understand half the shit he says? Elaine: No, but I know what he means.
  • Wilson: Can't be too careful nowadays, y'know? Lot of "tea leaves" about, know what I mean? Warehouse Foreman: Excuse me? Wilson: Tea leaves... thieves.
  • Wilson: How you doin' then? All right, are you? Now look, squire, you're the guv'nor here, I can see that. I'm in your manor now. So there's no need to get your knickers in a twist.


  • Vengeance knows no boundaries.
  • Tell Them I'M Coming.


  • A flashback includes scenes from another Terence Stamp movie, Ken Loach's 1967 directorial debut Poor Cow.
  • The first song heard in The Limey is "The Seeker," performed by the English rock group The Who. During the 1960's one of The Who's managers was Chris Stamp, Terence Stamp's brother.
  • The relationship between Wilson and Ed echos in many ways the relationship between the literary characters found in Miguel Cervantes' novel Don Quixote: Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza.
  • An oddity of the film is that Ed, played by Luis Guzmán, is seen wearing t-shirts with famous historical political figures on them. At the beginning it's Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, in the middle of the film it's the Argentine Che Guevara, and towards the end it's the Chinese Mao Tse Tung.
  • Filming Locations: Big Sur and Los Angeles, Calif., USA.
  • The inaccuracy of the slang used in the movie makes it hilarious to actual British people.

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Films by Steven Soderbergh
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) | Kafka (1991) | King of the Hill (1993) | Underneath (1995) | Gray's Anatomy (1996) | Schizopolis (1996) | Out of Sight (1998) | The Limey (1999) | Erin Brockovich (2000) | Traffic (2000) | Ocean's Eleven (2001) | Full Frontal (2002) | Solaris (2002) | Eros (Equilibrium) (2004) | Ocean's Twelve (2004) | Bubble (2006) | The Good German (2006) | Guerrilla (2007)

  Results from FactBites:
Alternative words for British - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1742 words)
Limey is an old American and Canadian slang nickname for the British, originally referring to British sailors.
The term is believed to derive from lime-juicer, referring to the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy practice of supplying lime juice to British sailors to prevent scurvy in the 19th century.
The term Limey evolved into a verb "to lime" which means to hang out.
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