Charlie

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This electrifying true story chronicles the rise and fall of charlie richardson, england's most notorious gang leader. At times a trusted friend, richardson was also unimaginably brutal - stealing and strong - arming his way to success on the mean street of london.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40714087
UPC 024543192930
UPC 14 00024543192930
Format DVD
Release Date 9/11/2007
Keywords
England
Gangs
London, England
Violence
Editors Note
Note 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.
Directors
Malcolm Needs
Actors
Luke Goss
Steven Berkoff
Leslie Grantham
Cast & Crew
Andrea Christelis - Production Designer
Anita Dobson - Actor
Ian Habgood, et. al. - Original Music By
Jeremy Gibbs, et. al. - Editor
Leslie Grantham - Actor
Luke Goss - Actor
Malcolm Needs - Director
Malcolm Needs - Writer
Malcolm Needs, et. al. - Producer
Steven Berkoff - Actor
Zoran Velkovic - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 2229293
UPC 00024543192930
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Goss,Luke
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Daily Star Bold, bloody and bone-breaking!
Variety ...a magnetic performance...

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