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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$2,060,847 (USA)
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Reggie Kray reportedly wrote regular fan letters to Martin Kemp. See more »

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Ronnie was in hiding when Frances died,and didn't attend her funeral. 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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Referenced in Celebrity Big Brother: Day 3 (2012) See more »

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She's Not There
Performed by The Zombies
Written by Rod Argent
Published by Marquis Music
Licensed by Marquis Enterprises
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Determism rules, OK?
9 November 2015 | by (whakamaru) – See all my reviews

Determinism is the idea that almost all of what we do is determined (controlled) by the DNA we get from our parents, and that we don't really have free will. I kept thinking of this while watching "The Krays".

Here are twins, despicable criminals, ruthless, sadistic, unscrupulous, brutal, totally unlikeable. Yet, their mother, aunt and grandmother seem to be good people. Their father is a bit of a useless no-hoper, but not too bad. So, where has this rotten DNA come from? Mutation? God? The Krays live in a part of London where intimidation and protection gangs are rife. They get involved. In a brief appearance by Jimmy Nail, he tells them that people will pay to be sort-of protected. From there they expand, soon they have a night-club, and later, three. But violence and awfulness are never far away.

The women in this movie are the only bright spots. Kate Hardie as the unfortunate Frances, wife of Reg Kray is outstanding, otherwise, it is boring, dreary and simply awful. I don't know why anyone bothered to write and make it, and I don't want to rate it.


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