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Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  9 June 2000 (UK)
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Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

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A middle-aged crime boss smugly reflects back from 1999, narrating the brutality which made him triumphant - and feared. As an unnamed young hood in Swinging 60's London, he aped his mod boss Freddie Mays, and seemed to do anything for him. But his narration exposes all-consuming envy: of Freddie's supremacy, and especially his tall bird. The baby shark develops his viciousness and backstabbing, scheming to be Gangster No. 1. Written by David Stevens

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It's not who you know, it's who you kill. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, and brief drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Gangster Nr. 1  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£133,092 (UK) (9 June 2000)

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$30,915 (USA) (19 July 2002)
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Trivia

The two actors who play the "gangster" at the two points in his life are 7 inches different in height. See more »

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The two actors who play the "gangster" at the two points in his life are 7 inches different in height. When paired with the older versions of the same character later in life, there are few if any scenes when Malcolm McDowell (the shorter actor) is standing beside them. Surprisingly, they did not attempt the old Hollywood box or trench technique. See more »

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[song "The Good Life" begins as scene opens at boxing match; crowd noises]
Gangster 55: [laughing] What? With Scotland Yard breathing down me neck? Fuck off. Do me a favor!
[laughter]
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References Performance (1970) See more »

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Va Ba Ba Boom
Written by Edward White and Edward Cooper
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Edmundo Ross
Courtesy of the Decca Record Company Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from the Film & TV Licensing Division
Part of the Universal Music Group
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A Great Movie of Gangsters
12 August 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The story begins in 1999, with an old gangster performed by Malcolm McDowell being advised that Freddie Mays (David Thewlis) would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls 1968, when he was a young punk (performed by Paul Bettany), and he joined Freddie Mays' gang, his envy of his mob boss and his betrayal. The whole story of these two characters is presented slowly, alternating violent and luxury places and action. I liked this movie a lot. I would dare to say that it mixes 'Goodfellas', 'Casino', 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Reservoir Dogs'. Paul Bettany has a great performance as a psycho-killer: differently of those sadists in Hollywood movies that make grimaces, the simple look and expression of Paul Bettany is enough to terrify the viewer. The direction is great, and there is one specific scene that I appreciated very much. When Freddie Mays invites Paul Bettany's character to have a drink in a nightclub: Freddie is giving his overcoat to the attendant and the image of Paul Bettany is reflected in the glass of the door exactly over Freddie. The selection of Paul Bettany for this role is perfect, but why not ages him through make-up? Malcolm McDowell looks totally different from Paul Bettany! My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Os Gangsters" ("The Gangsters")


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