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  • Actors: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman, Camille Coduri
  • Directors: Nick Love
  • Producers: Allan Niblo, James G. Richardson
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct. 2008
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001E8V6GY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,769 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Drama set in Spain in the 1980s. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run from the high-rises of South London to a new life in Malaga with nothing but a tin stuffed full of cash. Having no idea that this delivery of cash to super-suave playboy and ex-con, Charlie (Tamer Hassan), will change his life forever, he soon becomes one of the gang, and finds himself drawn into a flamboyant and violent world of organised crime.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Jan. 2006
Format: DVD
On seeing this film i was expecting another Lock stock.... knock off but how wrong i was.Sure there are planty of Brit gangster cliche's like flashy suits,big guns and plenty of swearing but that aside this tale of cockney wide boys "livin' it large" in picturesque and sunny climates is pretty good.
Danny Dyer plays the lead character with enough boyish charm to carry it all off with aplomb amongst all the effing and blinding and tough cockney characters (and i'm only talking about the women ! serioulsly !).
There is a pulsating eighties soundtrack which i guess is a bit too much at times but brings back memories of Duran Duran,Lacoste T-shirts and brightly coloured shell suits.
The plot is wrapped up in a satisfying ending and at the end of an hour and a half of drugs,money,guns,girls,flash cars,flash boats,double and triple crosses,duran duran records and plenty of effing and blinding i was left well satisfied.
Not the greatest Brit gangster flick but certainly well above some of the post Lock Stock/Snatch efforts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Mace on 21 Jan. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
This film requires a very particular frame of mind when watching it. On the one hand, Nick Love has created a fairly serious film, with serious characters and a serious plot. On the other hand, the characters and plot are pushed - intentionally or not - across the line from serious to comedy. As an action film, this is a mediocre affair, and not worth watching without a reason. As a comedy, this film is one of the best I've ever seen.

Danny Dyer has picked up the unfortunate and undeserving title of being a "Mockney"; somebody who talks with a cockney accent and walks with a bit of a swagger, but who is secretly putting it on. I do not in any way believe Dyer, or in fact the rest of the cast, are putting on any of their mannerisms; I believe they are "artistically" enhancing their natural born talents and playing up to the stereotype. The film is littered with quotes which when framed as comedy, are hilarious. This is one of the few films I have ever watched entirely with the commentary; Dyer and Love team up for an hour and a half of pure comedy, including Love's love for Dyer's nan's "Bristols" (Hint: Bristol Citys).

Certain scenes in the film further enhance the comedy. Of particular note is Tamar Hassan's introduction as the owner of the club, "Champagne Charlies", as well as Dyer and Hassan's cruise along the waterfront (serving as an introduction to the setting and the East End born'n'bred supporting characters). The film manages to exude a surprising level of quality given its significantly small budget, and only in a few scenes are the monetary constraints evident. Most of the time though, this serves to further enhance the film!

I won't go into more detail than this; the easiest way to determine whether you would like this film is to prime yourself with clips off the web of Dyer and Love giving some "banta". If you find yourself chuckling with a mild sense of superiority, then chances are this film is worth it for the laughs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By schumann_bg TOP 50 REVIEWER on 16 April 2014
Format: DVD
The Business is one of those capers where a couple of the characters are middling-to-awful and the rest are just plain awful. Into the former category come only two players, really: Frankie, played by Danny Dyer, and Charlie, played by Tamer Hassan. The tone is quite tongue-in-cheek, set up by a voice-over by Frankie. I can never follow these kind of dramas properly so it is an advantage to see it on DVD where you can replay key sections. The plot is quite well handled, but the best things are Charlie's woeful decline and delusion, which do seem real, and almost poignant, had he not been callous about the deaths of some Moroccan youths earlier in the film. Not that it draws attention to this, but he was one of the key figures responsible for their deaths as they transported drugs by boat to Spain.

The other asset is Frankie, a rude boy played as cocky but a bit vulnerable too, whose expressions get both these aspects. He seems more personable than he should, as if the whole escapade was more a gross error in judgement than anything, which is probably a factor in real life, often. The music is very good - plenty of Blondie and other hits of the time - and the Costa del Sol location helps, as do the 80s clothes. Frankie exudes a kind of sexiness as he struts around in 80s shorts trying to be what he isn't really, but there seems to be no going back.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jazzman on 3 Dec. 2007
Format: DVD
I wouldn't normally go out of my way to watch a film like The Business. However, I bought a copy and have to say - I really did enjoy it. This movie isn't for everyone, and if you don't like your filmic subject matter to contain elements from the 'grimier side of life' - you're going to probably hate it. But, beneath all of this is an entertaining story. Not a serious dramatisation of life as a gangster, but more a sort of urban fable, and for that reason shouldn't be taken too seriously, yet still offers up morality for the viewer.

The characters are believable, and engaging. Plus, the movie doesn't out-stay its welcome and moves along at a brisk pace, and doesn't get boring or preachy one bit.

It's not a classic, but it's worthy of a watch.
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Format: DVD
Best to stick with the trailer? But you would miss so much. First-up, the Costa del Crime pairing again of Tamer Hassan with Danny Dyer, our two favourite geezers forsaking the pubs and thugs of Football Factory to become aspiring drugs barons. Danny is Frankie, fresh and young, but not innocent. Back in London, he took out Mum's vicious boyfriend with a plank and arrived in Spain with a mysterious package - "What's in the bag?" "BISCUITS". Intended recipient: Tamer's PLAYBOY, owner of the ultra-hip Charlie's bar, and king of all he surveys, but a bit too fond of 'Charlie' itself. Another Nick Love acolyte, Roland Manookian, flies in at halftime, delivering a cutely mangled performance as a smackhead loser who is more resourceful than he seems. It all plays out to a pounding 80s sound-track because WE ARE IN THE 1980s as Danny's breathless voice-over keeps reminding us. You will never want to hear Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'Welcome to the Pleasure Dome' ever again. The boys are on the up, revelling in the champagne, sunsets and roast lamb on Sundays, not to mention the unlimited local babes and grizzled gangsters' molls. The empire grows.. Dutch drug rivals (who look more like plumbers) are hastily despatched. Swarms of Moroccan orphans bringing in loads of dope across the Med, often dying in the process. But as Danny warns us: "no one was safe....NO ONE". The fly in the ointment for Frankie is Sammy, Geoff Bell's show-stealing ginger-haired thug, who dislikes the interloper's closeness to Charlie and his designs on Sammy's missus, the sultry Carly, overplayed with pouting relish by Georgina Chapman, now married to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. It is all over-witten, cliched, derivative and dumb. It will leave you disbelieving, but not glum.
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