Snatch (1999) - Synopsis
SNATCH - a diamond heist gone helter-skelter, the rough and tumble world of unlicensed boxing, a colourful Irish gypsy and.....a dog
Diamond thief and courier Franky Four Fingers (Benicio del Toro) arrives in London en route to New York to deliver a huge diamond to boss Avi (Dennis Farina). In his mission to offload smaller stones to Avi's cousin, Doug 'the Head' (Mike Reid) and other local Hatton Garden jewellers, he is tempted into placing a bet on an illegal boxing bout by Boris 'The Blade' (Rade Serbedzija). Little does he know that Boris has set him up - and local pawnshop owners Vinny (Robbie Gee) and Sol (Lennie James), along with their getaway driver, Tyrone (Ade) are to rob him at the bookies.
Meanwhile, novice unlicensed boxing promoters, Turkish (Jason Statham) and his business partner Tommy (Stephen Graham) move into the 'big time' through a fight with local kingpin villain, boxing promoter and pig farm owner, Bricktop (Alan Ford). But when the novice's fighter is knocked out by Mickey O'Neill (Brad Pitt), a wildcard Irish gypsy boxer, the boys convince him to fight in their boxer's place in Bricktop's rigged match.
But, Mickey proves to be highly unreliable and the duo find themselves in trouble as the fearless fighter refuses to "go down in the fourth" as planned. Fortunately, the gypsy's prowess and technique impress Bricktop - saving all three from his pig farm - but Mickey has to fight again - and has to get it right - since Bricktop is not afraid to use brutality and bloodshed to make his point.
In New York, news that Franky has been waylaid by the bookies sends Avi into a tailspin and he and his henchman hop on a plane to London. They hire local legend, 'Bullet Tooth' Tony (Vinnie Jones) to find Franky and the diamond. The sorry fate of the diamond courier is soon discovered and the hunt for the missing stone launches everyone into a madcap spiral, which threatens to spin out of control….
Double-crossing, double bluffing and double-dealing abound as different parties pursue personal agendas - all of them illegal, some of them farcical and most of them destined to end in blood, pain and retribution. As plans go haywire and tempers fray, dogs, diamonds, caravans, boxers and assorted weaponry get swept up into a chaotic free-for all.