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The Business (2005)

Frankie is sent from London to Spain to make a delivery to Charlie, who likes the kid and shows him the ropes including the use of guns and drugs. Frankie likes the sun, pools and the cute, bikini clad girls and stays in Spain.

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Nick Love

Writer:

Nick Love
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Dyer ... Frankie
Tamer Hassan ... Charlie
Geoff Bell ... Sammy
Georgina Chapman ... Carly
Eddie Webber ... Ronnie
Adam Bolton Adam Bolton ... Danny
Linda Henry Linda Henry ... Shirley
Roland Manookian ... Sonny
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ... Mayor
Camille Coduri ... Nora
Martin Marquez Martin Marquez ... Pepe
Andy Linden Andy Linden ... Joe (as Andy Linton)
Sally Watkins Sally Watkins ... Mum
Eduardo Duro Eduardo Duro ... Carlos
Tracy Kirby Tracy Kirby ... Laura (as Tracey Kirby)
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Storyline

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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This firm will blow you away See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Biznes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£531,267 (United Kingdom), 4 September 2005, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

The scene repeated twice, when Frankie and Charlie are on the run right before attacking the guys doing drugs, both pass in front of two girls, one is wearing the "Frankie says Relax" t-shirt but, on first the take, Charlie looks at her and says: "fuck off". It must be a warning of things to come. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [Talking about Sammy] The geezer was so hard even his nightmares were scared of him.
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Crazy Credits

Director would like to thank and dedicate the film to The Witch See more »

Connections

References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

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Modern Love
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
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3 September 2005 | by garethheycockSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film. Some lines or scenes did make me cringe but only because those guys were really like that then. A bit like watching David Brent. The actors may have been Z grade but that just made it all the more real for me. It was like watching a slice of 80's small time hood life. If it had been slick with a Brad Pitt or directed by Scorcese it wouldn't have been the same. There is a time and a place for smooth Hollywood polish and its nice to see something that took you back to a time and place when cliché's weren't yet cliché's. The music is exactly what I was listening to back then. They are top 10 hits for a reason. And yes, guilty of track suits as well but walk around any city centre and you still see them, so this couldn't have missed the mark by much. All in all I had a good laugh and yeah, there is far better British made flicks that portray the gangster and drug industry but if you're looking for a small time look at a couple of losers trying to hit it big then this is a little slice of life for you.


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