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RocknRolla (2008)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  31 October 2008 (USA)
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$144,701 (USA) (10 October 2008)

Gross:

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

On the day of filming the sex scene, Gerard Butler had a nasty throat infection and Thandie Newton refused to kiss him. Guy Ritchie then improvised and revised the scene into the very funny montage. See more »

Goofs

The two "Chechnyans" would more likely be veterans of the Russian Army who've served in Chechnya. This is because actual Chechens would speak the Chechen language rather than Russian. 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 »

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Referenced in The First Beautiful Thing (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gun
(Lou Reed (as Reed))
Published by Screen Gems - EMI Music LTD
Performed by Lou Reed
1982 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Sony BNG Commercial Markets (UK)
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Welcome back, Guy.
25 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film and I obviously loved it. I had been a huge fan of Guy Richie's "Snatch" and "Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." Then he married Madonna and made a few bum movies, especially "Revolver." Well rest easy, Guy Richie Fans, the man who made the two great movies I listed above is back and funnier, more intense, and a better writer/director than ever. The first ten or twenty minutes of the movie are a little confusing, but as long as you follow the characters and events (which isn't hard to do since they're fantastic and well acted) you'll understand and enjoy "RocknRolla". I'll also add that the soundtrack is great.


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