Simon Cotton as Ronnie Kray and Kevin Leslie as Reggie Kray, picks up the story of the infamous Firm as the sanity of the two brothers bring uncertainties to their business plans . now with... See full summary »
Ronnie and Reggie Kray remain two of the most infamous criminals in British history. Legends to many, their fame was built on a fearsome reputation and almost mythical celebrity-like status, but who were the real Kray twins?
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.
This - and its sequel - were shot on a budget of $2.5 million. See more »
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 »
I'd say the twins were cursed at birth. The doctor said it was a miracle that he
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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Having watched both the Kemp brothers film and Tom Hardy's brilliant recent portrayal of the Twins I hadn't much hope for this film; and I was right to. Where to start?! Firstly, the actors bare no resemblance to the Krays in anyway (a fault of whoever cast them) but moreover the actors seemingly don't even attempt to impersonate their voices or mannerisms. Secondly, it's historically inaccurate to the point of hilarity. The relationship between the two brothers is all wrong- totally ignoring the fluctuation in power roles the two played throughout their lives. It makes no mention of both the brother's homosexuality apart from in passing, a major aspect of their lives, especially Ron's. The part where David Litvinoff is cut from ear to ear by Ron wasn't done by either of the Kray's in real life, although they did beat him up, it was another villain that inflicted the above on Litvinoff. How the creators of this film made the life story of two of the most notorious villains so boring I'll never know, that's an achievement in itself. To add insult to injury the financial backers of this film then have the temerity to leave 10/10 reviews on this site.
Do yourself a favour and don't watch this, instead go out and buy John Pearson's "The Cult of Violence" if you actually want an insight into the Krays.
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