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RocknRolla (2008)

In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

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Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he's helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole's wall. While Cole's men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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31 October 2008 (USA)  »

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Rock et escrocs  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,565,439 (UK) (5 September 2008)

Gross:

$5,694,401 (USA) (19 December 2008)
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Trivia

Both Tom Hardy and Idris Elba have played villains in Star Trek movies and, along with Mark Strong and Gerard Butler, played movie characters based on comic books or graphic novels:
  • Tom Hardy - Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  • Idris Elba - Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Mark Strong - Sinestro in Green Lantern (2011)
  • Gerard Butler - Leonidas in 300 (2006).
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Goofs

Majority of the Russian lines in the movie don't correspond to the translation shown. Mostly the overall approximate meaning of a passage or dialogue is preserved, but even that is not always the case. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Archie: People ask the question... what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: the complete scene of One Two dancing with Handsome Bob at the gay bar. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blokes, Birds and Backenders (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirror in the Bathroom
(Everett Morton (as Morton) / David Steele (as Steele) / David Wakeling (as Wakeling) / Roger Charlery (as Charlery) / Andy Cox (as Cox))
Published by Warner Chappel Music LTD
used by Kind Permission of Warner Chappel Music
Performed by The Beat
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK LTD
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Guy Ritchie, Rock 'N' Roll King
6 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

While seeing the dark knight a trailer for a new guy ritchie film came up.

I wasn't particularly swayed too much by this trailer but considering the summer period was almost over and we film lovers now have to survive the cheap horror winter season, Rocknrolla seemed like a nice surprise.

So i saw it last night.

And, to the tell the truth, i absolutely loved it! Obviously apart from guy ritchies excellent direction it had some absolutely fantastic dialouge with some pin sharp conversations and trademark British humour.

The story revolves around several characters, each do something that affects another character within the story. Characters are The Wild Bunch with Gerard Butler, Thandie Newton the accountant, Tom Wilkinson the gangster.

I could say more but there are a lot.

The film to start i found was rather complicated but as time went on i got used to all the characters and they're relationships etc etc.

It's filled with some great top notch sequences but my favourite and the crowds favourite was "The Invincible Russians" Overall this is a great film and breaks the dead lock of cheesy cheap films we get around this time of year.

go see it now!


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