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The Business (2005)

Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie, who's currently running ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frankie
... Charlie
... Sammy
... Carly
... Ronnie
Adam Bolton ... Danny
Linda Henry ... Shirley
... Sonny
Arturo Venegas ... Mayor
... Nora
Martin Marquez ... Pepe
Andy Linden ... Joe (as Andy Linton)
Sally Watkins ... Mum
Eduardo Duro ... Carlos
Tracy Kirby ... Laura (as Tracey Kirby)
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Frankie decides he's had enough with his life as a street thug living on a South London estate, and jets off to spain where he meets big time businessman Charlie, who's currently running the hottest bars in the land and also a South London bank robber and drug kingpin. From here on in Frankie signs up to a lifetime of crime, women and drugs and works his way from the bottom to the top of the Spanish cocaine empire with Charlie and Fellow bank robber and drug kingpin Sammy who does not give Frankie the best reception.

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Rated R for pervasive language and drug content, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£531,267 (United Kingdom), 4 September 2005, Limited Release
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The DVD features an alternate ending where Frankie meets Carly at the border. There she promptly tells the border guard where to find drugs in Frankie's car. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) Frankie throws his cigarette to the floor and treads on it. Only his toes miss and kicks the still-lighted cigarette under the right foot of the other character. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: Better to be someone for a day than no one for a lifetime.
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Crazy Credits

At the end the credits say that Frankie went to Hollywood as in "Frankie goes to Hollywood". There are some connections between Frankie the character and "Frankie goes to Hollywood" the band in the movie. See more »

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Referenced in Movie Dude 98 Reviews: City Rats (2017) See more »

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The Real Life
Written by Freddy Bastone
Performed by Corporation of One
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OK, but nothing you haven't seen before.
5 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an OK gangster romp, very English, and not sure if it will translate well across the Atlantic.

Set in Margaret Thatcher's 80s, the storyline is pretty much the same as every other Gangster movie. Someone with nothing, works their way up the food chain, only to come crashing down again. Frankie starts out as a waster in South London, and becomes a big player in Spain's Costa Del Sol.

The location, costume, soundtrack and cars are fantastic, really transporting you back to the 1980s, but there are a few duff performances thrown in from some of the actors.

The are a few good lines and quotes in there, but nothing different from Nick Love's previous film, The Football Factory. Basically it is Football Factory in the sun.

It was enjoyable, but pales in comparison to something like GoodFellas.


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