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Gangster No. 1 ()


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Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

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Gangster 55
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Freddie Mays
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Young Gangster
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Karen
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Tommy (as Ken Cranham)
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Lennie Taylor
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Eddie Miller
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Maxie King
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Mad John
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Roland
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Billy
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Fat Charlie
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Derek
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Trevor (as Anton Valensi)
Alex McSweeney ...
Bloke In Tailor's
Martin Wimbush ...
Judge
Binky Baker ...
Dodgy Geezer
Martyn Read ...
Rough Diamond
Johnny Ould ...
Scarey (as Johnnie Ould)
Don McCorkindale ...
Smashing Bloke
Ralph Collis ...
Stocky
Charles Anderson ...
Brute
Arthur Nightingale ...
Toilet Attendant
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Jack The Lad
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Julie (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
Gary McCormack ...
Giggler Bennett
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Bent Cop
Georgina Bull ...
Fat Charlie's Girl
Jo-Anne Nighy ...
Roland's Girl #1
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Roland's Girl #2
Caroline Pegg ...
Flo
Mark Montgomerie ...
Thug Car #1
Dave Ould ...
Eric
Lisa Ellis ...
Waitress
Simon Marc ...
Freddie's Attacker
Tony Denham ...
Club Manager
Nadine Leonard ...
Mel
Jo McInnes ...
Lesley
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Attacker's Friend
Wayne Matthews ...
Youth 1
Tony Bowers ...
Youth 2
Danny Webster ...
Youth 3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Boo Khoo ...
Gambler (uncredited)
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Witness (uncredited)
Lance Patrick ...
Witness - Snooker player (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul McGuigan

Written by

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Johnny Ferguson ... (screenplay adaptation)
 
Louis Mellis ... (original screenplay)
 
David Scinto ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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Nicky Kentish Barnes ... co-producer
Peter Bowles ... executive producer
Karsten Brünig ... co-producer / line producer: Germany
Jonathan Cavendish ... producer
Ulrich Felsberg ... co-producer
Norma Heyman ... producer
Sheila Fraser Milne ... line producer: additional photography

Music by

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John Dankworth ... (music composed by)

Cinematography by

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Peter Sova ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andrew Hulme

Editorial Department

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Mark Gravil ... assistant editor
Helen de Winter ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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Richard Bridgland

Art Direction by

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Philip Elton
Sebastian T. Krawinkel

Set Decoration by

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Penny Crawford

Costume Design by

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Jany Temime

Makeup Department

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Caroline Hamilton ... hair artist / makeup artist
Susan Howard ... crowd makeup artist
Terry Jarvis ... wig maker
Fiona Maynard ... hair artist / makeup artist
Jenny Shircore ... hair designer / makeup designer
Norma Webb ... chief hair artist / chief makeup artist

Production Management

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Stephen Barker ... post-production supervisor (as Steve Barker)
Elinor Day ... executive in charge of production: Film Four
Jo Farr ... production manager
Ralph Remstedt ... production manager: Germany
Claire Tovey ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Chris Carreras ... first assistant director
Mark Fenn ... first assistant director: second unit
Robert Grayson ... second assistant director (as Robert P. Grayson)
Viviane Kriebisch ... third assistant director: Germany
Simon Moseley ... first assistant director: second unit (as Simon Mosely)
Davina Nicholson ... first assistant director: additional photography
Fiona Richards ... third assistant director
Waldo Roeg ... first assistant director: second unit
Sue Wood ... crowd assistant director (as Susan Wood)

Art Department

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Les Andrews ... stand-by
Dave Ball ... carpenter
Richard Burnett ... stand-by carpenter
Marlon Cole ... props storeman
Amanda Craggs ... art department runner
Derek Ede ... stagehand
Peter Edge ... painter
Lee Edwards ... carpenter
Stephen Forrest-Smith ... storyboard artist (as Steve Forrest Smith)
Ian Fryer ... dressing props
Mark Geeson ... trainee propman
Peter Grove ... carpenter
Gary Hedges ... supervising carpenter
Matthias Hein ... swing gang: Germany
Danny Hunter ... property master
Stuart Kearns ... draughtsman
Abdalla Khalafalla ... set dresser: Germany
Sebastian T. Krawinkel ... art director: Germany (as Sebastian Krawinkel)
Tamo Kunz ... chargeman: Germany
Steve Mitchell ... scenic painter
Brian Morris ... painter
Brian Muir ... sculptor
Jamie Muir ... stagehand
Colin Mutch ... stand-by chargehand
Michael Nitsche ... swing gang: Germany
Alexander Oberlis ... swing gang: Germany
Magdi Osman ... set dresser: Germany
Alan Payne ... graphic designer
Michael Pelham ... painter
John Roberts ... hod painter
Michael Simpson ... carpenter
Linda Stefansdottir ... first assistant art director
Jessie Walker-Stewart ... propmaker (as Jess Walker-Stewart)
Burt Wilson ... stand-by painter
Debbie Wilson ... production buyer
Dennis Wilson ... construction manager (as Denis Wilson)
Kevin Woodhouse ... art department assistant
Helen Xenopoulos ... draughtsman

Sound Department

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Tim Alban ... re-recording mixer
Peter Baldock ... supervising sound editor
Ben Barker ... foley editor
Jens Christensen ... adr mixer
Andie Derrick ... foley artist
Gillian Dodders ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Steve Finn ... boom operator (as Stephen Finn) / sound maintenance (as Stephen Finn)
Simon Fisher-Turner ... sound designer (as Simon Fisher Turner)
Andrew Halley ... playback operator
Nina Hartstone ... foley editor
Kate Morath ... boom operator: additional photography
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Andrew Stirk ... dubbing assistant
John Taylor ... sound recordist
Martin Trevis ... sound recordist: additional photography

Special Effects by

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Neil Davies ... special effects technician
Paul Dimmer ... special effects technician
David Harris ... special effects supervisor (as Dave Harris)
Jude Harris ... special effects technician
Mathew Horton ... special effects technician (as Matthew Horton)
Graham Longhurst ... special effects: additional photography
Darren May ... special effects technician
Bob Wiesinger ... wireman (as Bob Weisinger)
Jim Davey ... digital film recording (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Marilyn Anderson ... technical assistant
Steve Barnes ... technical assistant
Steve Boag ... digital/film opticals
Martin Bullard ... digital/film opticals
Tim Caplan ... I/O supervisor
Mike Connolly ... cinespeed: Mill Film
Colin Coull ... colour grader
Paul Edwards ... visual effects coordinator: Mill Film Ltd
Charles Green ... digital/film opticals
Martin Hobbs ... visual effects producer
Duncan Horn ... Inferno artist
Dylan Kendle ... title sequence design
Alison Leaf ... 3D animator
Karl Mooney ... visual effects supervisor
Luke Pendrell ... title sequence design
Sandra Roach ... digital compositor
John Seymour ... visual effects editorial
Simon Wicker ... digital matte painter

Stunts

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Richard Bradshaw ... stunt performer
Jim Dowdall ... stunt coordinator
Joss Gower ... stunt performer
Steve Griffin ... stunt performer
Paul Heasman ... stunt performer
Sy Hollands ... stunt performer (as Cy Holland)
Mark Lisbon ... stunt performer
Lee Sheward ... stunt performer (as Lee Sherward)
Julian Spencer ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Armin Bach ... electrician: Germany
Adrian Biddle ... director of photography: additional photography
Alf Bloor ... stand-by rigger (as Alfred Bloor)
Ian Buckley ... grip: additional photography
Matthew Butler ... electrician
Gary Chaisty ... electrician
Peter Chester ... best boy
Graham Cussell ... electrician
Rosalyn Ellis ... clapper loader: second unit (as Ros Ellis)
Mike Evans ... focus puller: second unit
Wilf France ... clapper loader
Catherine Frift ... clapper loader: second unit
Mike Frift ... lighting cameraman: second unit
Amy Gilliam ... camera trainee
Richard R. Harrison ... electrical rigger (as Richard Harrison)
David Hedley ... electrician: Germany
Dai Hopkins ... key grip
Ronald Kage ... electrician: Germany
Josh Lee ... clapper loader: second unit
Anna Leippe ... video operator: Germany
Terry Lewis ... gaffer: additional photography
Clive Mackey ... focus puller
Brian Mcgivern ... generator operator (as Brain Mcgivern)
Simon Mills ... focus puller: additional photography
Nic Milner ... lighting cameraman: second unit
Peter Mountain ... still photographer
Steve O'Donoghue ... electrician (as Steve O'Donaghue)
James Offord ... camera trainee
John Payne ... grip: second unit
Alan Rank ... grip: second unit (as Allan Rank)
Ronald Schwarz ... best boy: Germany (as Ronnie Schwarz)
Agis Stamos ... second grip: Germany
Chyna Thomson ... focus puller: second unit (as Chyna Thompson)
Alasdair Walker ... director of photography: additional photography (as Alistair Walker)
Aaron Walters ... electrician
Gavin Walters ... gaffer
David Weller ... rigger: additional photography (as Dave Weller)
Garie Wetherill ... video assist trainee (as Gary Wetherall)

Casting Department

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Shaheen Baig ... assistant to casting director
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ozwald Boateng ... costumes: Mr. McDowell, Mr. Thewlis & Mr. Bettany (as Oswald Boetang)
Amanda Craze ... key costumer
Stefan Dietzelt ... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Stephanie Eatwell ... costume designer's assistant
Françoise Fourcade ... wardrobe assistant (as Francoise Fourcade)
Rose Goodhart ... costume stand-by: additional photography
Annemarie Laber ... wardrobe assistant: Germany
Wilfrid Laudicina ... wardrobe supervisor (as Wilfred Laudicina)
Mark Powell ... costumes: Mr. McDowell, Mr. Thewlis & Mr. Bettany

Location Management

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Tom Chisman ... assistant location manager
Adam Richards ... location manager
Scott Rowlatt ... location manager: additional photography

Music Department

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Gilad Atzmon ... musician
Michael Blakey ... music producer
Liz Gallacher ... music consultant
Chris Garrick ... musician: violin
Cathy Giles ... music contractor
Tom Jenkins ... assistant music engineer
Gary Thomas ... music engineer

Transportation Department

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Colin Bressington ... driver: construction stand-by
Mark Clark ... driver: construction runaround
Ian Clarke ... vehicle technician
Graham Cussell ... driver
John Dawson ... facilities captain
Tim Delmache ... driver: minibus
Roger Hardman ... driver: props runaround
Graham Kelly ... action vehicle coordinator
Dean Moran ... unit driver
Ron Narduzzo ... unit driver (as Ron M Narduzzo)
Graham Pamment ... driver: minibus
Dave Pratt ... driver: camera car
David Rosenbaum ... unit driver
Stuart Sharp ... driver: wardrobe truck
John Squires ... driver: make-up truck
Jim Stephens ... unit driver
Darren Thackeray ... driver / unit driver
Sean Thornton ... picture vehicle technician

Other crew

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Colette Appleby ... stand-in (as Collette Appleby)
Libbie Barr ... script supervisor
Joanna Beresford ... head of physical production: Film Four
Daniel Bird ... rushes synchronization: Telefilm
Karim Bouall ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Martin Bowes ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Roman Brandt ... floor runner: Germany
Lee Brazier ... assistant to chief excecutive for filmfour
Martin Brennan ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Amy Coop ... production runner (as Adam Coop)
Chris Cosham ... medical services
Claudia Davids ... production accountant: Germany
David Dean ... health and safety officer
John Deering ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Scott Dixon ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Toby Dixon ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
William Dodds ... floor runner: dailies
Ganny Douidouls ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Gwyn Griffiths ... assistant: Mrs. Heyman
Renée Gundelach ... financing consultant
Christine Haouas ... unit nurse: Germany
Roy Hilder ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Klaus Hinz ... stand-in: Germany
Richard Hooper ... armorer
Patrick Humphries ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Andrew Michael Jolley ... trainee director
Helena Jones ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Sabine Kotke ... caterer: Germany (as Sabine Kötke)
Paul Lawson ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Gloria Luck ... studio coordinator: Angel Recording Studios
Tracey Malone ... production accountant
Detlef Matthies ... caterer: Germany (as Detlef Mathies)
Ulrich Michelsen ... stand-in: Germany
Michael Murphy ... stand-in
Gabriele Niemeyer ... production coordinator: Road Movies
Claudia Pauly ... accountant: Road Movies
Andreas Pense ... legal counsel: producer / legal services: co-production / legal services: production
Daniele Pfennigs ... public funds coordinator: Road Movies
Sebastian Pfutze ... stand-in: Germany (as Sebastian Pfütze)
Richard Preston ... sound design producer
Christiane Raab ... production runner: Germany
Louise Randall ... assistant accountant
Bernd Rautenberg ... armorer: Germany
Vinny Reed ... stand-in
Rupert Regis ... stand-in
Bruce Reynolds ... consultant
Ulrike Schaare ... stand-in: Germany
Dominic Sharp ... floor runner
Joss Skottowe ... armorer (as Joss)
Imke Sommerkamp ... production assistant: Germany
Amanda Street ... international sales: FilmFour
Rebecca Sutton ... production coordinator
Phil Symes ... unit publicist: Cowan Symes/Associates
Esther Mary Thompson ... choreographer
Justin Thomson ... senior business affairs executive: Film Four (as Justin Thomson-Glover)
Kai-Peter Uhlig ... legal service: Road Movies
Derek Warman ... fire officer
Joan Washington ... dialogue coach
Paul Webster ... chief executive: Film Four
Sarah Wheale ... production secretary
Thomas Wiseby ... boxing crew: Peacock Gym, London
Dave Evans ... armorer (uncredited)

Thanks

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David Aukin ... thanks
Liz Gallacher ... thanks
Jeremy Kimberlin ... thanks
Vanessa Myrie ... thanks
Abigail Payne ... thanks
Bridget Pedgrift ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A middle-aged crime boss smugly reflects back from 1999, narrating the brutality which made him triumphant - and feared. As an unnamed young hood in Swinging 60's London, he aped his mod boss Freddie Mays, and seemed to do anything for him. But his narration exposes all-consuming envy: of Freddie's supremacy, and especially his tall bird. The baby shark develops his viciousness and backstabbing, scheming to be Gangster No. 1. Written by David Stevens

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Taglines There can only be ONE. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Gangster Nr. 1 (Germany)
  • Gangster Number One (France)
  • Gengszterek gengsztere (Hungary)
  • Gangster n° 1 (Italy)
  • Gangster numer jeden (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP133,092, 11 Jun 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Loosely based on the life of real-life mobster Frankie Fraser. See more »
Goofs Beyond the height differential, the two actors playing "Gangster" have very different eye color. This is especially noticeable, as they continually ask people to "look them in the eye". See more »
Movie Connections Featured in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006). See more »
Soundtracks The Good Life See more »
Quotes Gangster 55: And you, Mr. Freddie Mays, you had to go swimming in her eyes. Dancing in her hair. You had to slip into her mouth, slide over her tongue. Fall down her throat, deep down into her belly. Right into her blood. You had to fall asleep wrapped around her beautiful, beating heart.
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