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Charlie -- A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.


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6 February 2004 (UK) See more »
A man who ran a brutal gang in the 1960s. | Full synopsis »
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A Film So Bad You'd Think It Was Directed By The Kray Twins See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order)

Luke Goss ... Charlie Richardson

Steven Berkoff ... Charlie Richardson Snr
Leslie Grantham ... Richard Waldeck

Anita Dobson ... Charlie's Mum

Marius Weyers ... Van Den Bergh

Nicole Sherwin ... Jean Le Grange
Douglas McFerran ... Richard Aubury

Langley Kirkwood ... Eddy Richardson
Jeroen Kranenburg ... Defence Brief
Mark Arden ... Cyril Green
Tony Longhurst ... Roy Hall
Chris Curran ... Frankie Fraser
Andrew Brent ... Jack Duval
Bruce Young ... Lucian Harris
Anthony Carrick ... Justice Lawton (as Antony Carrick)
Tim Mahoney ... Alfred Berman
Wayne Harrison ... John Bradbury

Christopher Harper ... Alan Richardson
Dean McCoubrey ... Prosecution Brief

Mark Bayly ... Senior Officer
Graham Weir ... Barrack Sergeant
Andrew Whaley ... Air Ministry Official
Ronald France ... Uncle Jim
Brian Heydenrych ... Charlie Wilson
Paul Isham ... George Cornell
William Richardson-Smith ... Teenage Charlie Richardson

Colin Moss ... Phillip at Barracks
Andre Roothman ... Gordon Winter
Alfie Furneaux ... Charlie Richardson Junior
Dominic Longley ... Eddie Richardson Junior
Mike Mungarvan ... Senior Policeman
Mike Westcott ... 60's Account Manager
Sue Mitchell ... Mrs. Waldeck

Stephanie Carey ... Jean Goodman
Nigel Sweet ... Lorry Driver
Pierre Malherbe ... Police Officer #1
Neil Jones ... Police Officer #3
Samuel Willott ... Novice Policeman
Paul Harris ... South African Policeman
Mesia Gumede ... Cockney Tribesman
Sarah Woodward ... Alison - Warehouse Secretary

Dan Hirst ... Police Motorcyclist #1
Julian Koberman ... Police Motorcyclist #2
Stephen Kruger ... Clapham Police Officer #1
Jeff Batt ... Clapham Police Officer #2
Simon Mabija ... Man Beaten Up
Colin Chapman ... Pleasure Boat Captain

Adrian Galley ... Open Prison Warder
Nicola Jackman ... Female Reporter (as Nikki Jackman)
Tyrus Burr ... Mick Borstal Teenager
Patsy Murray ... Pub Owner
Martin Petersen ... Prisoner Sheppton Mallet
Abby Malamba ... Winnie Mandela
Johannes Slabber ... James Moody
Peter Tait ... Albert Longman
Steven Zimet ... A.N.C. Thief
Dee Gillett ... Woman Juror
Deborah Barnard ... Court Room Stenographer
Joanne Moolenschot ... Libby A.N.C.
Dean Mitchell ... Plain Clothed Policeman
Paul Nipper ... Tally Man
Dawn Benson ... Housewife
Neil Scholtz ... Ronnie Kray
Gareth Simons ... Reggie Kray
Steven Waters ... Heathrow Airport Car Park Attendant
Charmaine Hanekom ... Air Hostess
Cedric Zieff ... Tommy Wisby
Marius Swift ... Jack 'The Hat' McVite
Stefano Ciman ... Ian Brady
Paul De Lucchi ... Farmer
Charlie Richardson ... Man In Pub
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lincoln Hudson ... Tommy Clark
Jesmond Murray ... Pub Customer
Adam Ross ... Benjamin Coulston

Grant Swanby ... James Taggart
James Whale ... Bribed Witness

Directed by
Malcolm Needs 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Malcolm Needs 

Produced by
Greig Buckle .... additional line producer
Tricia Cooklin .... line producer
Tim Ireland .... producer
Malcolm Needs .... producer
Original Music by
Ian Habgood 
Stephen W. Parsons 
Cinematography by
Zoran Veljkovic 
Film Editing by
Jeremy Gibbs 
Toby Yates 
Production Design by
Andrea Christelis 
Art Direction by
Sans Davey 
Johnny Hawkins 
Set Decoration by
Joanne Aitkin 
Graeme Blem 
Emmanuel Ntumvi 
Marlon Shaw 
Costume Design by
Diana Cilliers  (as Dianna Cilliers)
Makeup Department
Chiara Allegrucci .... assistant makeup artist
Louise Burton .... assistant makeup artist
Fiona Leech .... makeup artist
Mini Megan Shah .... assistant makeup artist
Simone Stubbs .... assistant makeup artist
Mieke Tait .... assistant makeup artist
Megan Tanner .... makeup department head
Tracey Wells .... hair stylist
Jeanette Redmond .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Tricia Cooklin .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jay Arthur .... first assistant director
Dale Butler .... second second assistant director
Kerry Green .... third assistant director
Dane Ingle .... third assistant director
Adam Jenkins .... third assistant director
Jon-Luke Lourens .... second assistant director: South Africa
Matthew Scrivener .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jess Alexander .... set dresser
Wienand Brian .... on-set art director
Alice Cuttance .... stand-by props: UK
David Glasscoe .... property master
Johnny Hawkins .... production designer: UK
Kerstin Olivier .... painter
Anthony Rutter .... set dressing assistant
Douglas Smorenburg .... carpenter
Jan Tooley .... construction coordinator
Lily Turner .... set dresser
Eldon van Aswegen .... set dressing assistant
Dennis Wienand .... set dressing assistant
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer
Grant Donre .... boom operator
Tim Hands .... supervising sound editor
Justin Joseph .... boom operator
Tim Lewiston .... sound editor
Laura Lovejoy .... dialogue editor
Colin McFarlane .... sound recordist: South Africa
Darko Mocilnikar .... boom operator: UK
Stephen Richardson .... production sound mixer: UK
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Special Effects by
John Fontana .... special effects assistant
Nick Hemp .... special effects assistant
Willow Howell .... special effects coordinator
Mickey Kirsten .... special effects coordinator
Michael Ngaba .... special effects assistant
Max Poolman .... special effects supervisor
John Rafique .... special effects
Welcome Shezi .... special effects assistant
Cameon Thackwell .... special effects assistant
Rory Atkinson .... stunts
Stephanie Carey .... stunts
Kerry Gregg .... stunt coordinator
Dan Hirst .... stunt driver
Julian Koberman .... stunt performer
Simon Mabija .... stunts
Anton Moon .... stunt performer
Andy Smart .... stunt double
Antony Stone .... stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Braben .... aerial director of photography
John Breedon .... grip
John Bursey .... video assist operator
Patrick Crawford .... gaffer
Daniel Edwards .... assistant camera
Thinus Erwee .... grip
McVirn Etienne .... still photographer: London
Martin Fick .... sparks
Zolani Gojo .... sparks
Tony Harlow .... best boy
Dean Holton .... sparks
Ronald James .... best boy
Volker Kreinacke .... Steadicam operator
Stephen Kruger .... best boy grip
Hans Kühle Jr. .... director of photography: second unit (as Hans Kuhle)
Jay McCarthy .... generator operator
Alex Metcalfe .... camera operator
Mike Metcalfe .... director of photography: second unit
Elvis Mhlauli .... sparks
Richard Millington .... gaffer
David Ntsime .... generator operator
Derrick Peters .... clapper loader: London
Daniel Pitso .... generator operator
Neil Purcell .... focus puller: second unit
George Randall .... grip
Iwan Prys Reynolds .... focus puller
Wayne Richards .... grip
Jean Marc Rolando .... focus puller: second unit
Garth Stead .... still photographer
Ari Stravinos .... key grip
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Damian Van Gass .... grip
Casting Department
Ana Feyder .... casting: South Africa (as Anna Feyder)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hetta Burger .... costumes
Taryn Di-Elle .... costumes
Carlos Dumont .... costumes
Michelle Karavoussanos .... costumes
Teresa Revill .... costumes
Leonie Roberts .... costumes
Rachel Wells .... costumes
Editorial Department
Graham Austin .... assembly editor
Trevor Brown .... colorist
Iain Erskine .... associate editor
Music Department
Don Gallacher .... music supervisor
Mark Tucker .... music score recording engineer
Other crew
Vanessa Botha .... assistant: Mr. Needs
Tom Browne .... runner
Ian Davies .... assistant dubbing
Jules De Barsham .... location assistant
Julia Delmas .... script supervisor
Pierre du Preez .... HDTV technician
Ian Evans .... helicopter pilot
Celine Goetz .... production assistant
John Hoeks .... location manager
Lucy Mills .... assistant: Mr. Needs
Lucy Needs .... production assistant
Philip Pinchin .... location manager: UK
Donovan Roberts-Baxter .... production assistant
Alida Rubens .... production accountant
Thérèsa Ryan .... production coordinator
Bertram September .... production assistant
Ollie Steele .... armorer
Gert Uys .... helicopter pilot
Robyn-Lee Wesselink .... assistant: Luke Goss
Deirdre Williams .... production assistant
Shirley Lewis .... thanks
Jerilyn A. Schultz .... thanks
David Wood .... thanks

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Additional Details

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language and brief drug use
95 min | UK:94 min
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The silver sports car driven by Charlie (Luke Goss) is a Daimler SP250 DartSee more »
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Film So Bad You'd Think It Was Directed By The Kray Twins, 8 July 2013
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

This had all the makings of a classic Brit flick crime classic . The Richardsons were an infamous gang from South London who had had a reputation for torturing people via pulling their teeth out with pliers and sticking electrodes to sensitive parts of the body . Violently fierce rivals to the Krays they never really stayed in the public consciousness . The Krays were violent flamboyant homosexuals and the Richardsons weren't . This film tries to change all that

Steven Berkoff played Charlie Richardson in a previous film MCVICAR though he had a name change . The Richardsons also appeared in the 1990 biopic THE KRAYS though strangely again they had a name change to the Pelhams . You might remember the scenes they featured in because Berkoff minced around so blatantly he was camper than a row of pink tents . You can't help wondering if Berkoff done this on purpose because he was upset that a couple of pretty boy pop stars the Kemps got star billing and so decided to totally ruin the film by his performance . Considering CHARLIE stars Luke Goss one half of that bloody dreadful manufactured i5 minutes of famers undertalented pop group Bros one wonders what sort of hysterical acting atrocity Berkoff will unleash upon the suffering audience ? Believe it or not Berkoff is the least worst thing about the film

Watching Luke Goss play a violent London gangster is like watching Paterson Joseph play Adolph Hitler in DER UNTERGANG . He has all the menace of a poodle with distemper . In his defence he's not helped by the director Malcolm Needs who's so incompetent the name Special Needs would be more suitable . This alternative universe vision of England seems to be populated by parodies of " cor blimey guv " cockneys or posh people who all speak like Claude Rains in THE INVISIBLE MAN . They're all invariable camp too . Imagine a bunch of Anglican carol singers beating the living daylights out of one another while whispering the F and C words and you just begin to get the flavour of this movie and its graphic scenes of gangland violence . When you've got Mad Frankie Fraser portrayed by someone who thinks he's playing Edmund in the original series of THE BLACK ADDER something has gone wrong somewhere

Words rarely fail me . Adjectives have not yet been invented to describe this Brit crime flick . It features Leslie Grantham in a small role and one wonders if he dressed up as Captain Hook and got a little bit naughty over the internet with a tabloid journalist was to deflect attention that he appeared in this film . Let this be a warning to the rest of the human species - you misbehave , you commit murder , maiming and mutilation , you commit crimes against humanity then Malcolm Special Needs will be making a biopic on you starring next years winner of THE X FACTOR . You have been warned

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