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

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

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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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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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This was Avis Bunnage's final film before her death on October 4, 1990 at the age of 67. See more »

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Modern 1980's cars can be seen in some shots, particularly when Frances is running down the street and in the long shot when she and Reg are kissing in the back garden. See more »

Quotes

Rose: I was on the bus the other day. And some old toerag was boasting about all he'd suffered during the war. Stupid old... I tell you, they don't know. It was the women who had the war - the real war. The women were left at home in the shit, not sitting in some sparkling plane or gleaming tank. There's no glamour for us. They should have been with me when old Pauline Woolley went in to labour. D'you remember that, Violet?
Violet Kray: Yes, yes I do, darling.
Rose: Seven hours of screaming down Bethnal Green bloody ...
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Connections

Referenced in Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008) See more »

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Walk Away
Performed by Matt Monro
Written by Udo Jürgens 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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