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The Rise of the Krays (2015)

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Two brothers unleash a psychotic reign of terror on their journey to build an empire of unprecedented power in the British Mafia.


Zackary Adler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Vael Matt Vael ... Harvey
Simon Cotton ... Ronnie
Kevin Leslie ... Reggie
Olivia Moyles Olivia Moyles ... Verna
Phil Dunster ... Dickie
Dan Parr ... Teddy
Kris Sommerville Kris Sommerville ... PC Blake
Danny Midwinter ... Nipper Read
Maurice Lane Maurice Lane ... The Regal Landlord
Alexa Morden ... Lisa
Simon Merrells ... Jack Spot
Tim Chipping ... Sam
Georg Nikoloff ... Vittor
Nicola Stapleton ... Violet Kray
Dean Roberts ... Marshall


The story of Britain's most notorious gangsters, twin brothers Reggie and Ronnie Kray, as you've never experienced it- told from the perspective of one of their closest friends. Starting out as amateur boxers, and ending up as infamously brutal criminal masterminds, the Krays were the terror of London throughout the 1960s. Experience the Krays' precipitous rise and fall in this insider's take on their bloody, violent reign. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.

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Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence throughout, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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This - and its sequel - were shot on a budget of $2.5 million. See more »


At around 55 minutes Reg is with a policeman at a fishing pond. The pegs (fishing positions for anglers) are made from modern scaffold pole and wooden board construction. In the late 1950s angling waters would have only had bare,natural sloping banks to fish from. See more »


Teddy: It's a dog eat dog world and power goes to the beast with the sharpest teeth.
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Followed by The Fall of the Krays (2016) See more »

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7 January 2016 | by manfourallseasonsSee all my reviews

Make no mistake, this is a must miss movie. The principals perform like school children, who are dressed up for Halloween, but who find themselves with no proper party to go to. It's a bit like Bugsy Malone, only without the music and characters and story and necessary pizazz to make the grade. Seriously it's shocking. The writer must have made some poor producer an offer he couldn't refuse. It's that bad. Raised voices, chain smoking, preening and a general lack of lighting and stage props, are over used, out of sequence and quite unnecessarily at points, to compensate for the lack of accurate character portrayal, making it look unauthentic, almost like the outtakes from a poorly financed music video. Stick with Legend, it's far and away the most watchable adaptation to date.

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Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La légende des Kray See more »


Box Office


$2,500,000 (estimated)
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