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Legend (2015)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Albert Donoghue
... Reggie Kray / Ron Kray
... Nipper Read
Joshua Hill ... Constable Scott
... Frances Shea
... Frank Shea
... Mrs Shea
... Dr Humphries
... Pat Connolly
... Ian Barrie
Major Johnson Finley ... The Double R Club Singer
... Joan Collins
... Ronnie Hart
... Ronnie Bender
... Jack McVitie
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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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Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, some sexual and drug material | See all certifications »

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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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Tom Hardy had a serious ankle injury during a fight scene in a pub. See more »

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The arrest of Charlie Richardson during the 1966 World Cup Final, in the July of that year, has been cited as making certain events of the film historically inaccurate. But the episode isn't tied linearly in the narrative, it's simply presented as an anecdote about Richardson that could be considered either a flashback or flash-forward. 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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Cissy Strut
Written by Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville (as Arthur Neville), Leo Nocentelli, George Porter
Performed by The Meters
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First off, hats off to the acting in this film - the cast did an amazing job.

I was worried when i saw the trailer but i gave it a chance and I'm so glad i did. Truly a very well put together film, with a plot that carried it through and several audience members including myself cried at times.

It showed the brothers in a different light. Allowing the audience to love them, hate them, sympathise and empathise with them. Tom hardy played both brothers excellently and hats off to the supporting actress who played Frances Kray - she did a fantastic job.

A film you could re-watch again and again, the atmosphere and the wardrobe were key aspects of this film and the director delivered on pulling out all the stops. The script was beautifully written.

That said, I'd ask you to remember that this film is from one take on the Krays, they were a complex pair and short of holding a séance, we will never know what went on in their minds - this film is an adaptation of an account.

Judge it on what you see, don't waste time with trailers that spoil parts for you. Buy a ticket and some popcorn and enjoy!


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