The Business (18)

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 30 2005

You’ve got to admire Nick Love’s chutzpah. Following the south London macho swagger of ‘Goodbye Charlie Bright’ and the south London macho swagger of ‘The Football Factory’, he’s now transferred that same, er, macho swagger to Spain’s Costa Del Crime in the mid-’80s – home of sea, sand and (oh yes) south London gangsters living large on the profits of drug trafficking. Perennial cheeky chappie Danny Dyer is back for a third time too as Frankie, young apprentice to charming Charlie (Tamer Hassan), a criminal lothario on the up-and-up who decides to defy a pliant local mayor’s acceptance of cannabis importing over cocaine smuggling. It’s a classic – hackneyed? – tale of a gangster’s speedy rise followed by his even speedier, coke-fuelled downfall. But ‘Goodfellas’ it ain’t – more like a Day-Glo, budget version of De Palma’s ‘Scarface’. Love papers over a by-numbers plot and cartoon acting with ample voiceover, back-to-back ’80s music and yards of casual clobber (Fila, Sergio Tacchini). Oh, the memories for the over-thirty fives (and under-forties)! A nostalgia trip through and through.
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Release details

Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Sep 2, 2005

Duration:

97 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Nick Love

Production Designer:

Paul Burns

Editor:

Stuart Gazzard

Music:

Ivor Guest

Producer:

James Richardson, Allan Niblo

Cast:

Adam Bolton, Eddie Weber, Georgina Chapman, Geoff Bell, Tamer Hassan, Danny Dyer

Screenwriter:

Nick Love

Cinematography:

Damian Bromley

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Apollo Piccadilly Circus

19 Regent St, London, SW1Y 4LR Show map/details

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    Apollo Piccadilly Circus 19 Regent St
    London
    SW1Y 4LR

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R. Harpur

It was a load of trash...obviously made to give cockneys, mockneys and anyone else who doesn't know when they're being laughed at, orgasms. I was born in Granada and still have relatives who live there - and from 1979 until the early nineties, the Costa del Sol was a nice please to go - then along came Brits. (or rather the chippy, moronic and greedy English) who turned it into a circus - and that was before The Business was even discussed by Mr. Love.