Burke and Hare | 2011

Comedy, Horror
When Burke and Hare learn that 19th century doctors pay handsomely for corpses, they become graverobbers, and eventually, murderers. They have different motivations, but both have to contend with a local gangster who ...more

Cast

... William Hare

Actor

... William Burke

Actor

... Ginny Hawkins

Actor

... Lucky

Actor

... Doctor Robert Knox

Actor

... Doctor Monro

Actor

... Captain Tam McLintoch

Actor

... Lucy

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... Patterson

Actor

... Old Joseph

Actor

... Lord Harrington

Actor

... Fergus

Actor

Company

Alpha Grips

Production Company

Production Company

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Animated Extras

Production Company

Ann Koska Sally King Ltd.

Production Company

Anvil Post Production Inc

Production Company

Synopsis

Burke and Hare struggle to make a living. By chance, they hear local doctors are willing to pay handsomely for the corpses of the recently deceased, and, by chance, a boarder in their home has died. Burke and Hare discover their new trade. The taste of money inspires Hare to conceive of murder. Along with his greedy, exceedingly horny drunkard wife, Hare's desires never exceed profit, even when contending with dangerous local pimp and gangster Danny McTavish, who demands a cut of their earnings. Burke, however, wants only to impress spritely young would-be actress Ginny Hawkins, whose dreams of an all-female production of Shakespeare's Macbeth make Burke's need for more blood money urgent when he agrees to be her sole backer.

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