Mojo (1997)


Mojo (1997)

Budget (GBP) 2,200,000
Distribution Company

Channel Four Films   (Distributor | Est. Unknown)

Release Date 2 September 1997
Black and White No
Regional Release No
Release Notes Italy - 2 September 1997 - Venice Film Festival
UK - 10 July 1998
Description Fim based on the adapted screenplay of Mojo by Jez Butterworth. Stars Harold Pinter in the role of Sam Ross. Would-be rock 'n' roll star 'Silver Johnny' is on the road to fame and fortune during the summer of 1958, but encounters problems with his jealous manager, Ezra, the owner of the Atlantic Club, who is hell-bent on protecting him from the amorous advances of creepy local gangster/entrepreneur Sam Ross. Skinny, a member of Johnny's group, and one of the club's pill-popping employees, discovers Ezra sawn in half in separate dustbins, and Ezra's ambitious associate Mickey announces that Ross intends to take over the Atlantic Club.
Language English

Linked Productions

No linked Production have been added to this production record yet.

Linked People

Jez Butterworth

Creative | Director

Jez Butterworth

Creative | Author (original play)

Jez Butterworth

Creative | Screenplay

Tom Butterworth

Creative | Screenplay Deviser

Eric Abraham

Production | Producer

Steve Butterworth

Production | Executive Producer

Mojo Films

Paul Cowan

Production | Line producer

George Faber

Production | Executive Producer

Nick Marston

Production | Executive Producer

Mojo Films

Murray Gold

Orchestrator | Music

Bruno de Keyzer

Creative | Director Of Photography

Richard Milward

Creative | Film Editor

Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski

Creative | Production Designer

Pam Tait

Creative | Costume Designer

Marilyn MacDonald

Creative | Makeup Designer

Barrie McCulloch

Creative | Second Assistant Director

Mick Ward

Creative | Crowd Assistant Director

Noel Cowell

Technical | Property Master

Darren Hayward

Technical | Chargehand carpenter

Douglas Ingram

Creative | Storyboard Artist

Linda Wilson

Production | Property buyer

Colin Chapman

Technical | Supervising Sound Editor

Steve Hancock

Technical | Sound camera operator

Julian Pinn

Technical | Dolby sound consultant

John Taylor

Technical | Sound Mixer

Peter Gleaves

Technical | Adr mixer


Tim Partridge

Technical | Dolby sound consultant


Steve Dent

Technical | Stunt Coordinator

Chrissy Monk

Technical | Stunts

Jack Collins

Technical | Gaffer

Tim Fleming

Technical | Focus puller

"B" Camera

Alan Grayley

Technical | Electrician

Asha Radwan

Creative | Second Assistant Editor

Dee Gregson

Production | Location manager

Mark Tucker

Orchestrator | Music Score Recording Engineer

Ryan Green

Production | Runner

Linked Organisations

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) (Cultural Institution | Est. 1922)

British Screen Productions (Production Company | Est. Unknown)

Mojo Films (Production Company | Est. Unknown)

Portobello Pictures (Production Company | Est. Unknown)


Silver Johnny (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Hans Matheson (1975)

Sam Ross (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Potts (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Andy Serkis (1964)

Sweets (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Martin Gwynn Jones

Mickey (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Ian Hart (1964)

Skinny (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Ewen Bremner (1972)

Baby (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Aidan Gillen (1968)

Ezra (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Ricky Tomlinson (1939)

Roger (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Kenneth Bryans

Raymond (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Paul Ebsworth

Knuckle Sandwich Girl (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Female)

Performer: Kate Lynn Evans

Knuckle Sandwich Boy (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Jason Cheater

Luigi (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Al Fiorentini

Guildford Girl (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Milly Gregory

Percy (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: James Hunter

Drummer (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Mike Watts

Bass Player (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Dave Lagnado

Tenor Sax Player (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Damian Hand

Bass Sax Player (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Tim Chimes

Fat Policeman (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

As David Bauckham

Performer: David Baukham

BBC Announcer (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Voice only. As Xander Armstrong.

Performer: Alexander Armstrong

Nightclub Patron (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Che Grant

Naked Man (Mojo) (Age: Not Specified, Male)

Performer: Shend N/A

Linked Awards

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Linked Places


Street scenes.

S&M Cafe, Islington

Alfredo's Cafe


Mojo Trailer, 1997 (URL)

Type: Trailer

External Link:

Original trailer.




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