Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta) is a gang boss involved in illegal gambling all over the city. With the help of three goons, known as "the three Eddies", he controls several games that take place in the underground. On one occasion, just before a big game, Macha loses his card man. With no chances left, Macha asks for help of Jake Green (Jason Statam), a card man with a good reputation underground. When Jake refuses, they harass Jake's brother, Billy (Andrew Howards), and Billy's family to convince Jake to play. He succumbs and plays the game, which he ends up winning. The loser, a high roller named George, insults Jake's mother and Jake responds by shooting him in the foot, igniting a gunfight in which the game's money vanishes.
According to director Guy Ritchie, the music for the film was initially intended to follow in a similar vein to his previous crime movies,Lock stocks and two smokings Barels and Snatch, in that it was to be primarily source-based (i.e. using non-original music). Those source tracks would all have been classical in nature. However, during the production process, Ritchie changed his mind and decided to score a majority of the film with original music, leaving only some small sections to non-original music tracks (such as the restaurant shoot-out during Lord John's attempted assassination of Dorothy Maccha). Ritchie selected Nathaniel Méchaly to compose the score.
The score was performed by Mechaly on minimoog and other keyboards, with drummer Maxime Garoute
Directed by Guy Ritchie
Music by Nathaniel Méchaly
Montage by James Herbert, Ian Differ et Romesh Aluwihare