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The Krays (1990)

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

Also Known As:

A Kray fivérek  »

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$2,060,847 (USA)
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Roger Daltrey had originally intended to produce a film about the Kray twins life after acquiring the rights to John Pearson's book "The Profession Of Violence". His intended casting was Hywel Bennett as Ronnie and Gerry Sundquist as Reggie, with Billy Murray as Charlie and Jean Alexander as the Kray's mother Violet. The idea was abandoned however once the Peter Medak version was announced. See more »

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At 93m 22s just before one of the gang offers the grieving Reggie a sandwich, the boom mike appears above the head of Gary Kemp (Ronnie). See more »

Quotes

[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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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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