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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 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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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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Trivia

The film was well into development when the producers learned of the existence of Legend (2015), a rival production starring Tom Hardy as both Ron and Reggie Kray. See more »

Goofs

The portrayal of Jack Spot (real name Jack Comer) is incorrect-the real Jack Spot was a portly balding man of Jewish extraction-the characters appearance would been better suited to Billy Hill another major London underworld boss of the time. See more »

Quotes

Teddy: It's a dog eat dog world and power goes to the beast with the sharpest teeth.
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Connections

Followed by The Fall of the Krays (2016) See more »

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Awful to the end
4 September 2015 | by skinhead-5See all my reviews

This is an absolutely poor lose "remake" of the The Krays. Poorly filmed, awful scripting and a total mish-mash of babble. Not only that it would appear that whole budget was spent on fake blood that showed up quite a bit in the film. Indeed, it seems that the whole film just contained mindless violence for the sake of violence as it cheapish to produce on film.

Add to this the appalling locations and errors in sets e.g. "plastic double glazed windows" and modern cars it just make it more unbearable to watch. I seemed to of missed key points in their history due to sleep apnea! I really isn't worth the watch or the pain. At times in the film I wished they would of plucked my eyes out to save me the torture!


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La légende des Kray See more »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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