When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, drawing in the entire London underworld into a feeding frenzy at a time when the old criminal regime is losing turf to a wealthy foreign mob.

Director:

Guy Ritchie

Writer:

Guy Ritchie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gerard Butler ... One Two
Tom Wilkinson ... Lenny Cole
Thandiwe Newton ... Stella (as Thandie Newton)
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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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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Trivia

Mark Strong and Tom Hardy appeared together in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) although they never shared any screen time together. See more »

Goofs

When 'One-Two' arrives for lunch with Stella after the second theft (68m), he has stitches above his right eye. The flashbacks of the robbery show blood running from a cut above his left eye. 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

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The Trip
Written by Kim Fowley (as Fowley), Dennis Hardesty (as Hardesty), Ralph Geddes (as Geddes)
Published by Ardmore & Beechwood LTD/EMI Music Publishing LTD
Performed by Kim Fowley
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Kim Fowley 1966 Kim Fowley
Licensed Courtesy of Ace Records LTD
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Guy Ritchie good as always
22 March 2020 | by v-56289See all my reviews

I have always liked Guy Ritchie's movie.. RocknRolla is a not as great as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels... But still it is another great great British gangster movie


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UK | USA | France

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

31 October 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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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:

$25,740,863
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2.35 : 1
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