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Capone's Boys (2002)

Al's Lads (original title)
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.

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Richard Standeven

Writer:

Marc Gee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marc Warren ... Jimmy
Kirsty Mitchell ... Edith
Al Sapienza ... Georgio
Ralf Little ... Dan (as Ralf Little) (as Ralph Little)
Julian Littman Julian Littman ... Al Capone
Stephen Lord ... Eddy
Richard Roundtree ... Boom-Boom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Anton George Anton ... Tony
Mike Atkinson Mike Atkinson ... Referee
Cliff Barry ... Shivetski (as Clifford Barry)
Craig Cheetham ... Cook
George Christopher George Christopher ... Reporter #1
Aris Comninos Aris Comninos ... Hood
Warwick Davis ... Leo (as Warwick Davies)
Ron Donachie ... Birch
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Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.

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Don't Mess With Liverpool. See more »

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Drama | Crime

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Alchemy Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Capone's Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Alchemy Pictures See more »
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Color
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A waste of 2 hours of my life
27 June 2002 | by gblack-1See all my reviews

A travesty of film-making, this movie throws together every conceivable cliche from every film we've ever seen before about boxing, gangsters, romance, and thick but lovable scousers, and what's more compresses them all into such a space of time that its impossible to feel any narrative drive or sense that this is a real movie, rather than a simple mish-mash of individual scenes using acting offcuts from The Full Monty. The film itself looks and sounds good, thus beggaring belief that anyone looking at the script believed it could be turned into a decent product. Its depressing to think that with no film experience whatsoever, I could sit down with the script and a red pen and within an hour excise 30 cliches and 20 plot inconsistencies. Of course, having done that, there'd be 3 minutes of credits left. Its Full of unlikeable, thinly drawn characters we're supposed to root for (wise old boxing trainer, gangster moll, prostitutes with hearts of gold, , hard-but-honest hero who refuses to throw the fight) and Chicago gangsters who've risen to the top but are too stupid to foil a pack of scouse fools). Halfway through, I didn't walk out because I thought the film absolutely had to get better - there was no way it could remain at its abysmal, stinking, chancrous level. It did.


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