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Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull AH, we see Ray Winston is in it as Indy's Cockney side-kick , and is that a spivvy little 'tache he's sporting? Sorry, but short of wearing a big neon sign around his neck saying, "Not to be trusted," we're not quite sure how his untrustworthiness could be anymore obvious.

Reservoir Dogs NOT sure if this really counts as the double-crosser in question - in this case, Tim Roth's undercover copper - spends most of the film covered in blood and slowly dying from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

Timothy, you're supposed to stay one step ahead of the people you're doing a number on, not squealing like a pig while getting claret all over the carpets.

Still, Michael 'Mr Blonde' Madsen would eventually go on to do Celebrity Big Brother, so a bullet in belly suddenly doesn't seem so bad after all.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ANDREW 'Chopper' Dominik's long, elegiac western plays out the final few months in the life of Brad Pitt's notorious outlaw, showcasing his crumbling mental state and increasingly fractious relationship with the young man who, having once idolised him, went on to become his killer.

Epic, sweeping and relentlessly sombre it suffered unjustly at the box office, but is worth the price of admission for the last 20 minutes alone which chart how Ford's betrayal of his friend sets him on his own inevitable course with an assassin's bullet.

LA Confidential WHEN Guy Pearce's by-the-book copper was a kid he gave the mystery man responsible for his father's murder a name - "Rollo Tomassi" - just to help him seem a little bit more real.

And, when the only person he shares this info with (fellow plod Kevin Spacey) is fatally shot by the pair's crooked police boss, he makes those words the last he'll ever breathe, thereby leading his killer to incriminate himself the minute he mentions them to Pearce.

"Owww! What did you do that for?" probably wouldn't have had quite the same effect.

Heist GENE Hackman's wily bank robber wants to jack in his life of crime after a botched break-in sees his face caught on CCTV, news that Danny DeVito's pint-sized crime boss doesn't take well.

Cue the usual double and triple-cross shenanigans and winningly hard-boiled dialogue - no more so than when DeVito, staring at his comeuppance in the form of Hackman's gun barrel, asks, "Don't you want to hear my last words?" "I just did," replies Gene, before pulling the trigger.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 22, 2012
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