Burke & Hare

201191 minutes
Independent
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WILLIAM BURKE (Simon Pegg) and WILLIAM HARE (Andy Serkis) are scratching out a living in 1820s Edinburgh. After yet another failed business venture, they return to Hare's lodging house to find that a tenant has suddenly died on rent day. As the boys decide how to dispose of the body over a drink, they discover that a corpse can fetch a hefty price. Edinburgh is the centre of the medical world and the city's doctors are crying out for cadavers for their anatomical demonstrations. Not least, fierce rivals progressive DR. KNOX (Tom Wilkinson) and traditionalist DR. MONRO (Tim Curry). When KNOX is paid a visit by BURKE & HARE with a fresh corpse he urges them to bring him any more 'unfortunates' they may stumble upon. Entrepreneurial HARE is quick to realize they've hit on a lucrative venture and the pair begin to arrange a series of deadly 'accidents'. Initially dodged by a guilty conscience, BURKE changes his tune after meeting GINNY (Isla Fisher)...
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Audio language
English [5.1]
Subtitles
English [CC]
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Run time
91 minutes
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