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This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

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The life of a pair of twins (Ronald and Reginald Kray) who were born in London in 1934 and when they grew up became gangsters selling protection. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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When People are afraid of you, You can do anything. Remember that. See more »


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9 November 1990 (USA)  »

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A Kray fivérek  »

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$2,060,847 (USA)
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One of the poems read in the early portion of the film, when the Krays are still children, is "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe, the last line of which, "Of a demon in my view", hints at the evil of the Kray boys. See more »

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Modern 1980's cars can be seen in some shots, particularly when Frances is running down the street and in the long shot when she and Reg are kissing in the back garden. See more »

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George Cornell: Well, well, well, all the pretty boys together, eh?
Steve: Piss off, Cornell.
George Cornell: How's your boyfriend, lately? Still in tears over his auntie?
Steve: You wanna watch your mouth.
George Cornell: You what?
Steve: I said, you wanna your mouth.
George Cornell: [grabbing him] Poofs don't warn anyone! You listening? You tell your fat poof friend he doesn't scare me! Oh, he's bringing over his Yankee friends from America, getting ideas a bit above his station, inn'he? Well, tell him he can own all he likes, but he's still tied to his mother's apron strings....
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) See more »

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Bittersweet
Written by Chris Rea
Published by Warner Chappels Music
By Arrangement with Chappell Music Ltd.
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Impressively underrated.
30 March 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I hadn't seen the ratings on IMDb until after watching the movie itself. I have to say, that is some harsh reviews there. The whole film was indeed enjoyable, it portrayed the Krays and London gang-lands as a whole, very well. There were moments in the film where it became very boring and quite monotonous, in the sense that it seemed as if it were never going to end, but the last thirty minutes really makes the film worth watching. After seeing Goodfellas and hearing that it was a lot like that but a little less funny and, of course, a lot more English-based, I expected quite a lot. Nevertheless, this film still surprised me and maintained to keep me on edge throughout the entirety of its showing. If I could give it any rating, I'd give it around 7.6, but I'd have to round this to 8. It's a brilliant film and it doesn't merely deserve 6.6 overall.


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