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RocknRolla (2008)

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In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »

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Guy Ritchie

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Guy Ritchie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... One Two
Tom Wilkinson ... Lenny Cole
Thandie Newton ... Stella
Mark Strong ... Archy
Idris Elba ... Mumbles
Tom Hardy ... Handsome Bob
Karel Roden ... Uri Omovich
Toby Kebbell ... Johnny Quid
Jeremy Piven ... Roman
Ludacris ... Mickey (as Chris Bridges)
Jimi Mistry ... Councillor
Matt King ... Cookie
Geoff Bell ... Fred the Head
Dragan Micanovic ... Victor
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Pete
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Storyline

Lenny Cole, a London mob boss, puts the bite on all local real estate transactions. For substantial fees, he's helping Uri Omovich, a Russian developer. As a sign of good faith, Omovich loans Cole a valuable painting, promptly stolen off Cole's wall. While Cole's men, led by the dependable Archie, look for the canvas, three local petty criminals, the Wild Bunch, steal money from the Russian using inside information from his accountant, the lovely Stella. Meanwhile, a local drug-addled rocker, Johnny Quid, is reported drowned, and his connection to Cole is the key to unraveling the deceits and double crosses of life in the underworld. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

A story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | France

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

RocknRolla See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$144,701, 12 October 2008

Gross USA:

$5,700,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,739,994
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Tom Hardy and Gerard Butler have played characters who are horribly deformed and cover his face with a mask: Butler as the title character in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) and Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). See more »

Goofs

At the party, OneTwo asks Stella to dance while she is smoking. When it pans out, she is sitting on a empty sofa. Then when she turns to set down her smoke, a large glass ashtray suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Archie: People ask the question... what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene in the closing credits: the complete scene of One Two dancing with Handsome Bob at the gay bar. See more »

Connections

References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stomp
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Fitzsimmons)
Published by Universal Music Publishing
Performed by The Hives
Licensed courtesy of Burning Heart Records
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Guy Ritchie at his best
17 September 2009 | by garcialeo15See all my reviews

Guy Ritchie's career has run red hot and ice cold over the yrs. Guy's unique European gangster movies know how to have fun. Really cool violence w/ really cool lines.

Guy Ritchie busted out w/ cult gangster faves Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Then Madonna drained his awesome storytelling w/ Swept Away. Then came weak Revolver. Madonna wrecked one of my fave directors.

I put off seeing RocknRolla and I regret it. Guy Ritchie is back! Every BLEEPING thing I love about his movies came back in a wave. Unforgettable characters, bad a** story, cool lines, and plenty of action to boot. He did get help from two BLEEPING great actors. Mark Strong "Archy" and Toby Kebbell "Johnny Quid"

If you gave up on Guy Ritchie come back. RocknRolla will win you over.


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