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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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Storyline

Focusing on the relationship between Reggie Kray and Frances Shea, told from Frances' point of view as someone who knew him best, as well as the mental health issues Ronnie Kray faced and their rise to power as the notorious gangsters of London.

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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,865,774 (USA) (1 January 2016)
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Trivia

This was Alex Giannini's final film before his death on October 2, 2015 at the age of 57. See more »

Goofs

London Metropolitan police uniforms were blue shirts for Constable's and Sergeants up to about 1973, not the white shirts as in the film. The black and white checkered cap bands likewise were not used in London until the early 1970s. Duty armlets would also have been worn by Constables and Sergeants during the 1960s era too. 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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Make the World Go Away
Written by Hank Cochran
Performed by Timi Yuro
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26 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First off, hats off to the acting in this film - the cast did an amazing job.

I was worried when i saw the trailer but i gave it a chance and I'm so glad i did. Truly a very well put together film, with a plot that carried it through and several audience members including myself cried at times.

It showed the brothers in a different light. Allowing the audience to love them, hate them, sympathise and empathise with them. Tom hardy played both brothers excellently and hats off to the supporting actress who played Frances Kray - she did a fantastic job.

A film you could re-watch again and again, the atmosphere and the wardrobe were key aspects of this film and the director delivered on pulling out all the stops. The script was beautifully written.

That said, I'd ask you to remember that this film is from one take on the Krays, they were a complex pair and short of holding a séance, we will never know what went on in their minds - this film is an adaptation of an account.

Judge it on what you see, don't waste time with trailers that spoil parts for you. Buy a ticket and some popcorn and enjoy!


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