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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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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 »

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:

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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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

The film is set in the early 1980s however the alloy wheels fitted to the Porsche 928 featured in the film are from a much later model and weren't available until 1994. 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

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 »

Connections

References Puckman (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't You (Forget About Me)
Written by Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff
Performed by Simple Minds
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The Business: Slick Flick
22 April 2006 | by Lebowski85See all my reviews

This film was very well made. Nick Love using the same style of Direction as in his other work, most notably the Football Factory, managed to keep me entertained throughout! The film set in the Thatcher Era and uses a delicate balance of Humour, Violence and a wicked soundtrack to keep the viewer entertained. However, i feel the Script and Screenplay died out towards the End. The film starts very well and flows nicely, but towards the end of the film the purpose dies out and you find yourself saying 'what next'. The ending wasn't well written and leaves a lot to be answered in the plot, but up until the last 20 minutes this film is very well made! If you've seen Football factory then you know what sort of Film to expect and what sort of performances Danny dyer and Tammer Hassan will put in. I would recommend it as it was thoroughly entertaining but don't expect any Scorsese gangster masterpiece!


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