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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 '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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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

Frances' parents' 1960s living room has wall-to-wall carpeting which was not common in ordinary British homes (especially of the middle-aged generation) until the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

[the policeman enters Violet Kray's house, looking for her husband Charlie. He trips over a broom in the hallway]
Policeman: That is a lethal weapon, that is.
Violet Kray: Housework is a lethal business, Constable.
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Referenced in Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008) See more »

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Bittersweet
Written by Chris Rea
Published by Warner Chappels Music
By Arrangement with Chappell Music 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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