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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 »

Director:

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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Taglines:

Good fellows in the sun. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Biznisz 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Danny Dyer and Linda Henry both go on to have roles in eastenders where Linda also plays a character called Shirley and is playing Danny Dyer's mum. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, Ronni is seen to be wearing a camouflage shirt. This shirt was part of a uniform issued in the British Army known as Soldier 95. As the name suggests this uniform was issued in the mid 1990s and so would not have been available in the early 80s. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: My old man wrote me a letter from prison once. It said if you don't want to end up in here, stay away from crime, women and drugs. Trouble is, that don't leave you much else to do, does it?
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Echo Beach
Written by Mark Gane
Performed by Martha and The Muffins
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Classic British film
7 September 2005 | by Marcellas56See all my reviews

If you think Scarface in Spain but with cockneys you're half way there! From the beginning its clear that this is a first rate British film. If your not hooked from the frantic opening then the 80s music will definitely get your attention! The film tells the story of Frankie, a Londoner with no prospects. After he kills his mothers abusive boyfriend he flees to Spain to lie low and so begins his new life. There he is taken in by Charlie, a club owner and local gangster. Frankies now living the high life, but with power comes greed and danger, and you could so easily lose it all...

There really is nothing to fault about this film. I was hooked from start to finish.


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