You ain't knocking out weed any more. This ain't college. You're in deep, bruv.

    Shifty Synopsis

    SHIFTY charts an action packed 24 hours in the life of a young crack cocaine dealer.

    The sudden return home of his best friend causes Shifty's life to quickly spiral out of control. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs and with his family about to turn their backs on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up.

    As his long time friend, Chris, confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he's hurtling towards.


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    Riz Ahmed, Daniel Mays, Jason Flemyng, Francesca Annis, Jay Simpson, Nitin Ganatra


    Eran Creevy


    Rory Aitken, Ben Pugh


    Eran Creevy

    Executive Producers:

    Soledad Gatti-Pascual

    Credits summary:

    Film London's Microwave in association with BBC Films presents A Between the Eyes Production



    Running time:

    85 mins

    Release Dates


    20 March 2009

    Out on DVD

    16 June 2009

    Broadcast on

    26 November 2016

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