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My Kingdom (2001)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Crime  |  11 October 2002 (UK)
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Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

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Sandeman
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Jo
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Puttnam
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Kath
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Dean
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Jug
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The Chair
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Animal
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Mineral
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Tigger
Gerard Starkey ...
Minder
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A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie--and prostitute--rejects her inheritance, pitting sisters Kath and Tracy against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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11 October 2002 (UK)  »

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Crime Kingdom  »

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$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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The story was intended as a modern take on "King Lear". See more »

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Written by Lynden David Hall
Performed by Lynden David Hall
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More realistic then most US Mob movies
22 May 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. Someone mentioned in a previous comment that they must be use to the mobsters in the US because of the demur wife etc. I disagree completely. I went to school with a few children of the Mob and they were all very low keyed people. The family of the mob are far removed from the action. My friends mothers looked like most people mothers. They don't walk around looking or acting flamboyant. They are just regular folks married to a mobster. I did not even know they were children of mobsters until YEARS later. That is how low keyed they are. That is why I like this movie. The mobsters in here are not bombastic ala Goodfella's, which is not really true to form. They have problems with their kids like everyone else. They have a life that we the public see but they have the life we don't see. But mostly only their associates see. If every mobster looked and acted the way the Goodfella's portrayed them the Mob would not exist because they would no longer be a secretly run organization. The mob thrives on secrecy and a need to look legit. Mr Harris portrays that type of modern mobster. In this movie his daughters seem to be rebelling. One runs a whore house, one is a ex pro junkie. In the US most of the mob daughters are either married or very highly educated or both. So it is unusual to have all 3 of his daughters rebel. This is a nice small movie, with a little violence. But I feel it is a more realistic portrayal of mobster then the movies we usually see in the United States. Oh one last note the guy that plays the young cop is now on The Wire playing a very ambitious politician...with a New York accent. It is strange seeing him acting in his native tongue.Actually The Wire has more then a few actors from Great Britian


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