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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s.

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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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Last feature film of Avis Bunnage. See more »

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Reg Kray takes Frances into her parents' garden where a 'decorative' garden gnome can be seen between them. Garden gnomes of the early 1960s were cast in plaster and painted but this one is of moulded plastic, a method of manufacture that wasn't used for this purpose until later. See more »

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[the Kray twins have been called up for National Service in the Army]
Drill Sergeant: You are not people any more. You are not human beings. You are part of a machine. You do not wear what you want to, think what you want to - you wear what we tell you, think what we tell you, eat when we tell you, sleep, shit and fuck when we tell you!
[a soldier giggles]
Drill Sergeant: Someone stick a feather up your arse, lad?
Soldier: Sarge?
Drill Sergeant: You're grinning like a bloody Cheshire cat!
[Ronnie and Reggie start walking away]
Drill Sergeant: And where do you little ...
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) 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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Not bad entertainment
26 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not bad entertainment but not good enough for a classic. Some people have mentioned that the Krays gave their approval to the script. This was a bad thing. Now they are both dead. The Kray story should be done again, probably on TV as a mini series of about 6 hours to give the whole thing justice. We could then include more details of their life of crime, their arrests and trial. The Kemp brothers do not look alike at all but the Krays also looked different as they got older. Martin Kemp would pass for Reggie if he was a bit stockier but Gary Kemp is nothing like Big Ronnie. The overall impression of the film was that they were the leaders of a gang of teddy boys rather than the biggest gangsters in London. If the story is retold we need better casting for the twins and they need not necessarily be brothers.


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