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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 Simon Cotton ... Ronnie
Kevin Leslie ... Reggie
Olivia Moyles Olivia Moyles ... Verna
Phil Dunster ... Dickie
Dan Parr Dan Parr ... Teddy
Kris Sommerville Kris Sommerville ... PC Blake
Danny Midwinter Danny Midwinter ... Nipper Read
Maurice Lane Maurice Lane ... The Regal Landlord
Alexa Morden ... Lisa
Simon Merrells ... Jack Spot
Tim Chipping Tim Chipping ... Sam
Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof ... Nancy
Georg Nikoloff ... Vittor
Nicola Stapleton ... Violet Kray
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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

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

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Krays See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This is the second Krays film to feature two actors playing Ron and Reggie Kray. In The Krays (1990) they were played by the brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet. But in Legend (2015), Tom Hardy played both twins. See more »

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When Ronnie is in the police station waving a cigarette lighter in the face of the police officer it is obviously a narrow, stable gas powered flame. Cigarette lighters at that time all contained a wad soaked in petrol with a wick, the flame was often wide and smoky. 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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not bad
31 August 2015 | by mkapromotionsSee all my reviews

if you forget its a film about the Krays then it isn't bad, as a biopic of the twins growing up unfortunately it is terrible, acting wise anyway, stories not to tuff and it is to jumpy like the 90's kray film, as viewers we want to know things we didn't know about that period in time about the twins or how the events went down, i know we have to wait for the fall of the Krays for this, but personally i was disappointed in the movie. Cant wait for legend hopefully they don't jump around the time scene and stick certain points that are relevant for Kray fans, i don't understand why it classes itself as the "best British gangster movie" its OK but far from the best.

Rise of the foot soldier is 80 times better personal opinion, and Legend will be even better than this!!


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