43 aliases. 89 phone lines. This is the story of Howard Hawks.
From middle-class Welsh boy and Oxford scholar to living the high life as one of Britain's biggest marijuana smugglers, Howard Marks (aka Mr. Nice) has led an existence of rollicking, improbable adventures recounted in this sexy and stylish biopic from director Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved). The hippest playgrounds of the '70s and '80s set the stage for Rhys Ifans's (Greenberg, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) tour-de- performance as the notorious drug dealer, whose legacy as an international hashish trader was elevated by stints as a spy for the British government, his involvement with an unhinged IRA operative (David Thewlis, Naked), and his eventual 25-year prison sentence. Chloe Sevigny (Big Love, Zodiac) and Crispin Glover (Alice in Wonderland) costar in this globetrotting caper that takes us along on Marks's wild and wonderful trip.