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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.

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Zackary Adler
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

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When the Krays are celebrating their success with Champagne they are drinking from flute shape glasses. These were not in general use until at least 20 years later. Champagne was drunk from wide top shallow glasses. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: I'd say the twins were cursed at birth. The doctor said it was a miracle that he
[Ronnie]
Teddy: was alive. But others whispered, Violet Cray had made a pact with the devil. Two agents of evil were exchanged for one young life.
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Followed by The Fall of the Krays (2016) See more »

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Total Rubbish
9 October 2015 | by sqdbSee all my reviews

I have always been interested in the Krays. I have read most of the books about them and I also enjoyed the 1990 film with the Kemp brothers, which was flawed and left a great deal of things out, but became a cult film. The Rise Of The Krays, however, makes the Kemp film look like a masterpiece in comparison. I only watched it for half an hour and I thought it was absolute rubbish. It featured violence just for the sake of it, no coherent plot, was obviously made on a shoestring and featured no actors that I had actually heard of before. To make matters even worse, the two actors playing the Krays didn't look like them at all! The comment on the cover of the DVD states that this is, apparently, "The Best British Gangster Film Ever", which is complete rubbish. This is, without doubt, the worst film I have seen for a long time and anyone who knows anything about the Krays' story would soon spot glaring mistakes. It is a blatant rip-off of the 1990 film and an obvious cash-in on the new Legend film starring Tom Hardy as the twins. He looks more like the Krays than the two jokers in this film. Honestly, just don't waste your time or money on this rubbish. If you want to know more about the Krays, then I suggest you read one of the books about them, which are infinitely more accurate and tell a fuller picture than this film. You will thank me for it, trust me. Even the 1990 film is better than this.


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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La légende des Kray See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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