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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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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 »

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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

(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: 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 »

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Referenced in SPGtv: An Exclusive Interview with Danny Dyer (2008) See more »

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Modern Love
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
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OK, but nothing you haven't seen before.
5 September 2005 | by dj_taz_099See 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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