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Charlie (Region 1 Import DVD) Loot Price: R214
Discovery Miles 2 140
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Charlie (Region 1 Import DVD): Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff, Malcolm Needs

Charlie (Region 1 Import DVD)

Luke Goss, Steven Berkoff, Malcolm Needs

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Malcolm Needs follows up his 2003 gangster flick SHOREDITCH with another foray into the London underworld of gangster dealings and double-crossings, but this time it's the 1960s. Protagonist Charlie Richardson is based on the notorious leader of the "Torture Gang," and is brought to life in this biopic in a remarkable turn by Luke Goss (BLADE II), who endows the legendary criminal with a mixture of cool restraint and startling brutality. Ruling South London throughout the decade, Charlie has gone down in history as one of the most powerful crime bosses London has ever seen, building his empire up from nothing by employing tactics of intimidation and violence. The film traces Charlie's rise from a crime ring run from a scrapyard to business dealings with Johannesburg's diamond-industry royalty, much of which was ostensibly accomplished through his propensity for stomach-churning violence. Eventually a threat to England's Prime Minister, Charlie was finally brought down in one of the most publicized events of the decade. Despite his storied ruthlessness he is portrayed here as a tragic victim of the system, giving his character intriguing depth and complexity and creating a unique gangster film imbued with the true grit of reality.

General

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2006
Movie released: September 2007
Actors: Luke Goss • Steven Berkoff • Malcolm Needs
Dimensions: 137 x 190 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Region encoding: This DVD will not play in all South African DVD players. You should only buy this if you are sure that your DVD player can play region 1 disks.
Categories: Books
Movies & TV > Drama
LSN: XV5-UK4-920-7
Barcode: 0024543192930

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