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The film tells the story of the identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, and their organised crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

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Mrs Shea
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The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground.

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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material | See all certifications »

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Legenda  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$86,836 (USA) (20 November 2015)

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$1,865,774 (USA) (1 January 2016)
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Tom Hardy and Emily Browning both appeared in different films titled "Sucker Punch": Hardy in Sucker Punch (2008) and Browning in Sucker Punch (2011). See more »

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During the summer of 1964, Harold Wilson is shown talking about the Kray/Boothby/Driberg connection at Chequers, the country home of the Prime Minister. In fact, Wilson did not become Prime Minister until October 1964, so could not have been at Chequers at that time. See more »

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Frances Shea: London in the 1960s. Everyone had a story about the Krays. You could walk into any pub to hear a lie or two about them. But I was there and Im not careless with the truth. They were brothers, but bound by more than blood. They were twins as well, counterparts. Gangster princes of the city they meant to conquer. Ron Kray was a one-man London mob. Bloodthirsty, illogical, and funny as well. My Reggie was different. Once in a lifetime do you find a street-fighting man like Reg. ...
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Written by Buddy Emmons, Willie Nelson
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Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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A very good film with a stunning central performance
10 September 2015 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I've seen some poor films recently, e.g. 'No Escape' and (on DVD) 'The Holiday'. But 'Legend' makes up for them. It's a riveting film with a stunning performance by Tom Hardy as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray. His split-screen role never seems odd and his acting is simply spellbinding. The film has its faults. It's too visually arresting at times. A little less gloss and a little more spit and sawdust would have been appropriate. Some of the external scenes seem more like studio ones such is their overly pristine nature. And the character of Frances, Reggie's girlfriend, is not adequately developed. The reasons for her mental fragility are not properly explored. The soundtrack is superb. There are scenes of graphic violence but they are wholly germane to the film's theme. The talented supporting cast is uniformly excellent. But, above all, 'Legend' is Hardy's film. I rate it 8/10.


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