Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.


  • Malcolm McDowell in Gangster No. 1 (2000)
  • Malcolm McDowell in Gangster No. 1 (2000)
  • Paul Bettany in Gangster No. 1 (2000)
  • Saffron Burrows in Gangster No. 1 (2000)
  • Malcolm McDowell and David Thewlis in Gangster No. 1 (2000)

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Did You Know?


Jamie Foreman (Lennie Taylor) is the son of Freddie Foreman, a notorious gangster who used to run with the Kray Brothers. His life was the basis for the movie The Long Good Friday (1980).


Gangster 55: What? With Scotland Yard breathing down me neck? Fuck off. Do me a favor!


The two actors who play the "gangster" at the two points in his life are 7 inches different in height. When paired with the older versions of the same character later in life, there are few if any scenes when Malcolm McDowell (the shorter actor) is standing beside them. Surprisingly, they did not attempt the old Hollywood box or trench technique.


Plot Summary


Crime | Drama | Thriller


Release Date:

9 June 2000



Country of Origin

UK, Germany, Ireland

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£133,092 (UK) (9 June 2000)


$30,915 (USA) (19 July 2002)

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