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Scarlett Alice Johnson,
The 80's are almost at an end. Spaniard and Finn re-emerge from London's bleak underbelly of petty crime and drugs, to undertake a deal that catapults them across Europe to the hedonistic nightclubs in Ibiza.
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.
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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