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Charlie (2004)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  6 February 2004 (UK)
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A man who ran a brutal gang in the 1960s.

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Charlie Richardson Snr
Leslie Grantham ...
Richard Waldeck
Anita Dobson ...
Charlie's Mum
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Van Den Bergh
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Jean Le Grange
Douglas McFerran ...
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Tony Longhurst ...
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Andrew Brent ...
Jack Duval
Bruce Young ...
Lucian Harris
Anthony Carrick ...
Justice Lawton (as Antony Carrick)
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A man who ran a brutal gang in the 1960s.

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

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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£92,336 (UK) (6 February 2004)

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£92,336 (UK) (6 February 2004)
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The silver sports car driven by Charlie (Luke Goss) is a Daimler SP250 Dart See more »

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Lucian Harris: Roy Hall turned the handle and the electric charge caused me to leap up out of my chair and fall to the floor. Then they stripped me, bound me, and gagged me, and applied electric shocks to various parts of my body.
Prosecution Brief: Why didn't you go to the police?
Lucian Harris: Well, the police are all on Charlie's payroll.
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Hypocrisy.
13 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

'Charlie' (Malcolm Needs, 2004)

What irritates me the most about 'Charlie' is the hypocrisy of its argument. The makers of the film fawningly present Richardson as a good decent and innocent man. Why, then, do they revel in showing his vicious criminal activity? The message of this film gets lost in the midst of pretentious formal tics and the most embarrassing courtroom scenes committed to celluloid. For English film culture, all this film represents is sad proof that for every Sam Mendes, there's a Malcolm Needs.

Come on Blighty, we can do better than this!


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