The Krays (film)

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The Krays
The Krays UK poster.jpg
Original UK theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Medak
Produced by Dominic Anciano
Ray Burdis
Written by Philip Ridley
Music by Michael Kamen
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Edited by Martin Walsh
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors (UK) Miramax(United States)
Release date
  • 27 April 1990 (1990-04-27)
Running time
119 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $2,060,847

The Krays is a 1990 British drama film based on the lives and crimes of the English gangster twins Ronald and Reginald Kray, often referred to as The Krays.[1] The film was written by Philip Ridley and directed by Peter Medak.[1]


The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence as they rise to power as the leaders of a powerful organised gang in 1960s London.



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