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The Krays (1990)

R  |   |  Biography, Crime, Drama  |  9 November 1990 (USA)
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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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There was a gap in between the houses in Caradoc Street so they built a false front for the 1930s; put a load of rubble in the road to look as though it had been bombed for the 1940s; and then put up corrugated iron for the 1960s. 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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[Ronnie and Reggie hold down the Italian gangster on the snooker table after he has demanded protection money]
Ronald Kray: You go back and you tell Rutherman no-one fucks with us. This is nothing. Give me your hand. Do it!
[Ronnie sticks a sword through the gangster's hand and twists it. Blood drips from the snooker table]
Italian Gangster: [screams]
Reggie Kray: Just show him this and tell him we let you off lightly. Hear me? Say "thank you".
Ronald Kray: Say "thank you".
Reggie Kray: Say "thank you".
Italian Gangster: [screams] Thank you.
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Balling the Jack
Performed by Jimmy Jewel
Written by Chris Smith and Jim Burris (as James Burris)
Published by Frances Day and Hunter Ltd
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What a big disappointment
13 July 2001 | by (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

This looked like a promising film: a portrait of Britain's most feared gangsters with great performances and some stylish,but graphic violence.

How wrong I was.

True, the violence was graphic etc but the film was let down by a script which ignores facts and skims over certain characters eg Teddy Smith, Inspector ''Nipper'' Reid.

Also, most of the film was focused on the family. True, the Kray brothers were mummy's boys, but we got the point in the first ten minutes. The film sticks with this and does not paint a portrait of the terror they created and an authentic picture of British gangland. Plus,the acting wasn't the best, except for Gary Kemp as Ronnie.

Watch Gangster No.1 . That was how this film should have been.


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