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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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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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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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(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: 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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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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