High Heels and Low Lifes (film) London nurse, Shannon, and her best friend, American actress, Frances, overhear a mobile phone conversation between gang members involved in a bank robbery, but are unable to convince the police. So, they decide, as a dare, to try to extort a little money from the gang in return for not revealing their identities. Of course, the criminals would rather kill than give up their money, so the stakes are raised as the women get further drawn into their scheme. A Touchstone Picture. Released on October 26, 2001. 86 min. Directed by Mel Smith. Stars Minnie Driver (Shannon), Mary McCormack (Frances), Kevin McNally (Mason), Mark Williams (Tremaine), Danny Dyer (Danny), Michael Gambon (Kerrigan). Released on video in 2002.