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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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Pepe
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Joe (as Andy Linton)
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Mum
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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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This firm will blow you away 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

(at around 21 mins) Frankie throws his cigarette to the floor and treads on it. Only his toes miss and kicks the still-lighted cigarette under the right foot of the other character. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [Talking about Sammy] The geezer was so hard even his nightmares were scared of him.
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Director would like to thank and dedicate the film to The Witch See more »

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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Avalon
Written by Bryan Ferry
Performed by Roxy Music
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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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