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The Business (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  2 September 2005 (UK)
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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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Frankie
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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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Nora
Martin Marquez ...
Pepe
Andy Linden ...
Joe (as Andy Linton)
Sally Watkins ...
Mum
Eduardo Duro ...
Carlos
Tracy Kirby ...
Laura (as Tracey Kirby)
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Storyline

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 »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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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 »

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Sammy shoots Frankie squarely in the chest plate of his body armor, yet when Frankie examines himself in the mirror later, the welt is on his right pectoral. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [Talking about Sammy] The geezer was so hard even his nightmares were scared of him.
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Avalon
Written by Bryan Ferry
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OK, but nothing you haven't seen before.
5 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an OK gangster romp, very English, and not sure if it will translate well across the Atlantic.

Set in Margaret Thatcher's 80s, the storyline is pretty much the same as every other Gangster movie. Someone with nothing, works their way up the food chain, only to come crashing down again. Frankie starts out as a waster in South London, and becomes a big player in Spain's Costa Del Sol.

The location, costume, soundtrack and cars are fantastic, really transporting you back to the 1980s, but there are a few duff performances thrown in from some of the actors.

The are a few good lines and quotes in there, but nothing different from Nick Love's previous film, The Football Factory. Basically it is Football Factory in the sun.

It was enjoyable, but pales in comparison to something like GoodFellas.


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