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Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run ... See full summary »

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Frankie
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Charlie
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Sammy
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Carly
Eddie Webber ...
Ronnie
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Danny
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Shirley
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Sonny
Arturo Venegas ...
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Martin Marquez ...
Pepe
Andy Linden ...
Joe (as Andy Linton)
Sally Watkins ...
Mum
Eduardo Duro ...
Carlos
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Laura (as Tracey Kirby)
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Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run from the high-rise's of South London to a new life in Malaga with nothing but a tin stuffed full of cash. Having no idea that this delivery of cash to super-suave playboy and ex-con, Charlie (Tamer Hassan), will change his life forever, he soon becomes one of the gang, and finds himself drawn into a flamboyant and violent world of organized crime. Written by wb

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Good fellows in the sun. See more »

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

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2 September 2005 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£531,267 (UK) (2 September 2005)

Gross:

£1,144,526 (UK) (9 September 2005)
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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 »

Goofs

The film is set in the early 1980s however the alloy wheels fitted to the Porsche 928 featured in the film are from a much later model and weren't available until 1994. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: My old man wrote me a letter from prison once. It said if you don't want to end up in here, stay away from crime, women and drugs. Trouble is, that don't leave you much else to do, does it?
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Director would like to thank and dedicate the film to The Witch See more »

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References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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Kings of the Wild Frontier
Written by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni
Performed by Adam Ant
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3 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. Some lines or scenes did make me cringe but only because those guys were really like that then. A bit like watching David Brent. The actors may have been Z grade but that just made it all the more real for me. It was like watching a slice of 80's small time hood life. If it had been slick with a Brad Pitt or directed by Scorcese it wouldn't have been the same. There is a time and a place for smooth Hollywood polish and its nice to see something that took you back to a time and place when cliché's weren't yet cliché's. The music is exactly what I was listening to back then. They are top 10 hits for a reason. And yes, guilty of track suits as well but walk around any city centre and you still see them, so this couldn't have missed the mark by much. All in all I had a good laugh and yeah, there is far better British made flicks that portray the gangster and drug industry but if you're looking for a small time look at a couple of losers trying to hit it big then this is a little slice of life for you.


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