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My Kingdom (2001)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sandeman
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The Boy
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Mandy
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Quick
Emma Catherwood ...
Jo
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Puttnam
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Kath
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Dean
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Jug
Lorraine Pilkington ...
Tracy
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The Chair
James Foy ...
Animal
James McMartin ...
Mineral
Danny Lawrence ...
Tigger
Gerard Starkey ...
Minder
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Crime Kingdom  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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Most of the bondage gear and four pairs of size 10 stiletto-heeled shoes went missing during the course of the shoot. See more »

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He Shall Feed His Flock
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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Not my cup of tea
28 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

My Kingdom was sufficiently entertaining for a rainy Sunday but that is where the upside ends.

Maybe it's that I'm American and have been overexposed to Capone, Gotti and Luciano but the characters in this movie fall miserably short as mobsters. Rule one: Mobsters are scary people. Mother (Mandy) and daughter (Jo) are so wholesome they could pass for GoodHousekeeping covergirls (Mandy even resembles Martha Stewart!). Apparently, Jo (Moll-turned-preppy coed) managed to just "walk away" from her position with "The Chair". Shouldn't she be dead?

Dad is apparently so important that he asks the lowest of thugs, "Do you know who I am?". Where are his bodyguards? Why is he sitting in the cheap seats at the show? Also, it would have been nice if someone clued us in as to how this giant-among-men built his empire: Drugs? Prostitution? Gambling? Stamp-collecting?

Lastly: Where was the trademark blood? Guess the budget was too low for a few bottles of Ketchup.

All-in-all, My Kingdom had a good plot-line and decent actors but it was a little low-calorie for my gangster-genre diet.


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