18 certificateThe 51st State is a Film programme that first aired in 2001 and has been classified a 18 certificate.

The 51st State is a 3 star programme

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The 51st State (2001)

Directed by
Ronny Yu

This fast-moving crime thriller with comic overtones stars Samuel L. Jackson (pictured, left) as Elmo McElroy, an American master chemist who makes a fortune with illegal drugs such as the potent Formula 51. But instead of selling it to his drug-lord employer The Lizard (Meat Loaf), McElroy flies to Liverpool where Felix DeSouza (Robert Carlyle, pictured, right) is acting as broker for gangster Leopold Durant (Ricky Tomlinson).

Comicially things don't go according to plan. McElroy finds himself stuck in Liverpool, mixed up in a series of double dealings and unlikely situations.

Written by

Also known as "Baladas, Rachas e Um Louco de Kilt", "Fórmula 51", "Formule 51"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 95 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2001

3/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: UK/Canada

Filmed in Colour


Image for Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson...Elmo McElroy
Image for Robert CarlyleRobert Carlyle...Felix DeSouza
Image for Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer...Dakota Phillips
Image for Meat LoafMeat Loaf...The Lizard
Image for Rhys IfansRhys Ifans...Iki
Image for Sean PertweeSean Pertwee...Det. Virgil Kane
Robert Jezek...Priest
Jake Abraham...Konokko
Mac McDonald...Mr. Davidson
Aaron Swartz...Mr. Yuri
David Webber...Mr. Jones
Michael J. Reynolds...Mr. Escobar
Image for Paul BarberPaul Barber...Frederick