Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules.
After veering off-path into remote farmland that’s worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures. From writer-director Ninian Doff — making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films for artists including Run the Jewels, Miike Snow, Migos, and Mykki Blanco — comes an anarchic satire of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers and hallucinogenic rabbit droppings that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday. Get Duked! stars Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickey, Georgie Glen, James Cosmo and a breakout young cast featuring Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon, and Lewis Gribben. Only on Prime Video August 28.
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Get Duked is an anarchic, hip-hop inspired comedy that follows four city boys on a wilderness trek as they try to escape a mysterious huntsman.
Directors Ninian Doff
Starring Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo
Genres Adventure, Comedy
Subtitles English [CC]
Audio Languages English
English [Audio Description]
Troublemakers Dean (Rian Gordon), Duncan (Lewis Gribben) and DJ Beatroot (Viraj Juneja) must complete their DoE as punishment for setting a school toilet on fire; nerdy Ian (Samuel Bottomley) hopes it will look good on his CV. Lurking in the Scottish Highlands is the Duke (Eddie Izzard), an aristocratic baby boomer who wears a Hannibal-style mask and carries a shotgun. His mission is to teach ungrateful millennials to respect their elders. Hyperactive editing, the jittery rap score and an obligatory acid trip scene grate, but Doff’s social commentary is sharp. Katie Dickie is also drily funny as a sergeant who abandons her search for the local bread thief in the hope of catching an influx of “hip-hop terrorists”.