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The Business (2005)

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Frankie decides enoughs enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie who's currently running the ... See full summary »



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Joe (as Andy Linton)
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Frankie decides enoughs enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie who's currently running the hottest bars in the land and also a South London bank robber and drug kingpin, from here on in Frankie signs up to a lifetime of crime women and drugs and works his way from the bottom to the top of the Spanish cocaine empire with Charlie and Fellow bank robber and drug kingpin Sammy who does'not give Frankie the best reception.

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Good fellows in the sun. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and drug content, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 September 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Biznisz  »

Box Office


£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£531,267 (UK) (2 September 2005)


£1,144,526 (UK) (9 September 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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The DVD features an alternate ending where Frankie meets Carly at the border. There she promptly tells the border guard where to find drugs in Frankie's car. See more »


Towards the end of the film, Ronni is seen to be wearing a camouflage shirt. This shirt was part of a uniform issued in the British Army known as Soldier 95. As the name suggests this uniform was issued in the mid 1990s and so would not have been available in the early 80s. See more »


Frankie: Two beers please, and I don't suppose there's a chance you'll suck my cock?
Lady at bar: No, there isn't a chance. My old man's over there, and he's a big cunt.
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Director would like to thank and dedicate the film to The Witch See more »


Referenced in SPGtv: An Exclusive Interview with Danny Dyer (2008) See more »


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80s set gangster film with top soundtrack
3 September 2005 | by (Neath, UK) – See all my reviews

I completely disagree with the vast majority of reviewers so far, this was a great film. Granted, it may be similar to other films of its genre, but the 80s settings were meticulous in my view. Spanish Guardia Civil with their feared (now banned) tri-corn hats, 80s cars, definitely NOT the modern Malaga airport, and the fashions and language used.

I left Cineworld feeling exhilarated - great soundtrack and good plot. I would recommend this film to anybody, Nick Love has done it again after the superb Football Factory. How can anybody call Danny Dyer Z-List?? Granted, he may be no Michael Douglas, but just because he is young, and obviously has a talent for the types of part he tends to play in movies, does not make him a bad actor at all, in fact, i think the exact opposite.

I will definitely be pre-ordering the DVD.

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