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Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

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Brian Helgeland

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Brian Helgeland, John Pearson (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Anderson ... Albert Donoghue
Tom Hardy ... Reggie Kray / Ron Kray
Christopher Eccleston ... Nipper Read
Joshua Hill Joshua Hill ... Constable Scott
Emily Browning ... Frances Shea
Colin Morgan ... Frank Shea
Tara Fitzgerald ... Mrs Shea
Nicholas Farrell ... Dr Humphries
Adam Fogerty ... Pat Connolly
Mel Raido ... Ian Barrie
Major Johnson Finley Major Johnson Finley ... The Double R Club Singer
Millie Brady ... Joan Collins
Chris Mason ... Ronnie Hart
Stephen Thompson ... Ronnie Bender
Sam Spruell ... Jack McVitie
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Storyline

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground.

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The notorious true story of the Kray twins See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legenda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,836, 22 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,872,994, 12 January 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,642,077, 31 December 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Ronnie tells Frances to cut off a bit of herself in order to grow to get over Reggie, it was the same thing Charles Bronson told Tom Hardy over the phone from prison when Hardy had just split up from his girlfriend, using the Oxford floods as a reference. See more »

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The Ford Galaxie 500 used to drive Reg around has modern speakers in the rear shelf. See more »

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Frances Shea: London in the 1960s. Everyone had a story about the Krays. You could walk into any pub to hear a lie or two about them. But I was there and Im not careless with the truth. They were brothers, but bound by more than blood. They were twins as well, counterparts. Gangster princes of the city they meant to conquer. Ron Kray was a one-man London mob. Bloodthirsty, illogical, and funny as well. My Reggie was different. Once in a lifetime do you find a street-fighting man like Reg. ...
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"This motion picture used sustainability strategies to reduce its carbon emissions and environmental impact." See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials/Legend (2015) See more »

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He's in Town
Written by Gerry Goffin (as Gerald Goffin), Carole King
Performed by The Rockin' Berries
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, a BMG Chrysalis company
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Legends
16 October 2015 | by michaelradnySee all my reviews

Tom Hardy gives an all time great performance, double acting as both the notorious Kray twins. The story is also quite comedic, clever and full of some great thrilling scenes. One of the great things about this film is you know what you're going to get, and it delivers, then some. It's bloody on top of witty, charming and fun. Legend serves up one of the great films of the year, whilst also being quite modest in its approach.

With Tom Hardy's already established terrific acting skills, Legend becomes something more then a typical gangster crime film. It feels invested into making the viewer content with its two hour runtime, whilst always respecting. The award for best actor goes to… Tom Hardy, for sure.


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