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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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9 November 1990 (USA)  »

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A Kray fivérek  »

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$2,060,847 (USA)
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The East End of London had been extensively redeveloped since the Krays' heyday so the company filmed across the River Thames in Greenwich, especially in Caradoc Street. See more »

Goofs

In the slow-motion sequences of the fairground boxing scene, the filming lights illuminating the scene can be seen flickering very prominently, due to beating between the mains frequency of the lights and the very high frame rate used to achieve the slow motion. They should have used DC-powered lights! See more »

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Violet Kray: I don't think it's possible to love someome too much but I think you can love them in the wrong way.
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Referenced in Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008) See more »

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Walk Away
Performed by Matt Monro (as Matt Munro)
Written by Udo Jürgens (as Udo Jergen) and Don Black
Published by Ardmore and Beechwood Ltd
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Good on character, bad on real facts
14 March 2001 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

The violence, loyalty, fear, blood and traditions are all present and correct. The Kemp bros., especially Gary, give superbly sinister and dangerous portrayals of the twins. You can't fault it's accuracy on who the twins were or how they grew up. However, the events shown are lacking in relevance to how they really happened and are taken from the point of view of Gang members who so obviously lied during their trial. The film also lacks on the other gang members, no member is named as being Tony Lambrianou or Freddie Foreman, for example. Although this is secondary to the twins themselves, for people who know the real story it does make it a little less enjoyable.


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