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Capone's Boys (2002)

Al's Lads (original title)
Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.

Director:

Richard Standeven

Writer:

Marc Gee
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marc Warren ... Jimmy
Kirsty Mitchell ... Edith
Al Sapienza ... Georgio
Ralf Little ... Dan (as Ralf Little) (as Ralph Little)
Julian Littman Julian Littman ... Al Capone
Stephen Lord ... Eddy
Richard Roundtree ... Boom-Boom
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Anton George Anton ... Tony
Mike Atkinson Mike Atkinson ... Referee
Cliff Barry ... Shivetski (as Clifford Barry)
Craig Cheetham ... Cook
George Christopher George Christopher ... Reporter #1
Aris Comninos Aris Comninos ... Hood
Warwick Davis ... Leo (as Warwick Davies)
Ron Donachie ... Birch
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Three Englishmen working as waiters on a cruise ship in 1927 are given a chance to work for the Al Capone gang.

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Genres:

Drama | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Alchemy Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Capone's Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alchemy Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color
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A British gangster movie with real gangsters!
20 March 2003 | by misterslowSee all my reviews

Forget Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Al's Lads delivers old-school gangsters with spats and tommy-guns. Okay so it's not got the flair of The Sting and it's not got the set pieces of The Untouchables, but this film's heart is in the right place.

A fish out of water tale, based on real events apparently, three friends from Liverpool get drawn into the shady underworld of Al Capone's Mob in 1927 Chicago.

What transpires is a fresh, but somewhat unrealised perspective on a classic genre. The script gets a little muddled but provides the necessary beats in the end. The sets, lighting, wardrobe and makeup are all solid, as are the majority of the performances, most notably Marc Warren in the lead and Richard Roundtree as his mentor. Sadly, what is lacking is a clear vision. Ultimately, it is the director who should have made more out of the material.


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