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Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)

A fast moving, star studded, roller coaster ride of violence, madness and mayhem in this gritty British crime film. Bulla is the 'Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, 'labeled 'the most dangerous man in... See full summary »


Ricky Grover (as Bulla)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Grover ... Bulla
Maxwell Laird Maxwell Laird ... The Major
Eddie Webber ... Mason
Steven Berkoff ... Guru Shah
Dave Legeno ... Gypsy Dave
Geoff Bell ... Geoff
Roland Manookian ... Roland
Gabrielle Richens ... Rosie Lee
Omid Rad Omid Rad ... Omid
Mark Potter Mark Potter ... Mark
Ray Coleman Ray Coleman ... Ray
Lili Harber Lili Harber ... Lili
Leanne Lakey Leanne Lakey ... Bev
Canning Town Massive Canning Town Massive ... Boys Under Flyover
Lenny Mesher Lenny Mesher ... Lenny


A fast moving, star studded, roller coaster ride of violence, madness and mayhem in this gritty British crime film. Bulla is the 'Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, 'labeled 'the most dangerous man in Britain'. After serving sixteen years at her majesty's pleasure Bulla is out on the streets again, but things start to go wrong from the moment he steps out when he finds out he's lost everything on the outside world. Fleeced by the same corrupt copper that put him behind bars, even his favourite 'Aunt Queenie' is about to lose the roof from over her head; in Bulla's world family is everything. It's time for Bulla to fight back Get ready for a white knuckle ride into London's underworld as the most dangerous man in Britain sets about reclaiming his crime empire. Written by 4Digital Media

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Sentenced to six years. Released after ten. Britain's most dangerous man is coming home.



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Release Date:

14 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulla... Big Fat Gypsy Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK


Box Office


£1,300,000 (estimated)
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Color (Technicolor)| Color
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The word 'received' is misspelt at the end of the film, when an image of the boxing club is shown with the message "Boxing clubs around the world recieved mysterious donations." See more »

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New contender for crown of worst British gangster film
4 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

There are no two ways about it: BIG FAT GYPSY GANGSTER is a terrible, terrible film. It's a skinflint production, written, directed, and starring the same guy (the unknown and untalented Ricky Grover), and it's a wannabe gangster spoof about a hard man who comes out of jail and gets involved in various shenanigans with the local underworld.

BIG FAT GYPSY GANGSTER appears to be mining the likes of CHOPPER for inspiration as it portrays events in a quasi-documentary style. Yes, this is supposed to be a comedy, but the laughs are of the lowest common denominator style; nothing funny here, just offensive scenes of dwarfs being abused and other lowbrow stuff. It truly is a bottom of the barrel production, with zero redeeming values.

Grover is one of those modern leading men in low budget British cinema (like Simon Phillips) who have no discernible charisma or acting talent. In order to put some names on the DVD case, a bunch of has-beens have been incorporated randomly into the storyline, the most incongruous of whom is an embarrassed-looking Derek Acorah. Others, like Steven Berkoff, Dave Legeno, and Geoff Bell, should really know better. Cameos from the likes of Michael Smiley, Peter Capaldi, and Laila Morse just seem to consist of them swearing constantly, which I suppose is supposed to be funny - if you're a 14-year-old schoolboy.

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