The title “LAYER CAKE” refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no ‘codes’, or ‘families’ and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his ‘savvy’, ‘telling’ and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own.

Daniel Craig, enraged, shoots and kills Jimmy but does so with a gun that Gene had used to commit a prior murder, putting him and Gene in danger. Daniel Craig then discovers that his accountant, whom Jimmy referred to him, has embezzled all of Daniel Craig’s money and disappeared. Gene and Morty, after being given evidence of Jimmy’s snitching, recognise Daniel Craig as the new boss and show him the corpse of The Duke, whom Gene had killed along with Duke’s girlfriend, Slasher, when the latter threatened to alert the police about the pills.

Daniel Craig as XXXX (his name is never revealed)

Layer Cake
Layer Cake
Directed byMatthew Vaughn
Produced byMatthew Vaughn
Adam Bohling
Stephen Marks
David Reid
Screenplay byJ. J. Connolly
Based onLayer Cake 
by J. J. Connolly
StarringDaniel Craig
Colm Meaney
Sienna Miller
Michael Gambon
Music byLisa Gerrard
Ilan Eshkeri
CinematographyBen Davis
Edited byJon Harris
Production
company
Marv Films
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release dates
  • 1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)
Running time105 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget$6.5 million
Box office$11,850,214

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A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England’s Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy’s old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite.

Complicating matters are two million pounds’ worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings. The title “LAYER CAKE” refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no ‘codes’, or ‘families’ and respect lasts as long as a line.

Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his ‘savvy’, ‘telling’ and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the ‘cake mix’.

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