Gangster No. 1

Synopsis: A middle-aged crime boss smugly reflects back from 1999, narrating the brutality which made him triumphant - and feared. As an unnamed young hood in Swinging 60's London, he aped his mod boss Freddie Mays, and seemed to do anything for him. But his narration exposes all-consuming envy: of Freddie's supremacy, and especially his tall bird. The baby shark develops his viciousness and backstabbing, scheming to be Gangster No. 1.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Paul McGuigan
Production: IFC Films
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

"Give me until next Thursday"?


It's pathetic.

Fucking excuses. All sorts.

From A to zed, the whole alphabet.


Later, they're in the Green Man

giving it the big one... you're Harry the Spastic!

Hold him.

- Hey, what's the problem?

- You are!

Nothing I can't fix

with a few tools, eh?

Come on, don't do this shit!

While I waste my time

with an arsehole?

Remember the last time

we went through this?

That put a smile on your face,

didn't it?

Leather seats, sir?

Better roll down the windows.

Freddie, come on.

It's not even my taxi.

It's not even my fucking taxi,

you bastard!

What are you looking at?

Freddie! Don't fucking do it,

you bastard!

What is it with you, you cockneys, eh?

There you go.

I know a bloke who'll

take a look at that for you.

Now let's see that money, eh?

By tomorrow.

- Come on!

- Freddie!

No! No!

Get back to work, you lazy cunt!

Now, let's get this car

back on the road, eh?

- Hold him.

- No! Please! No!

Now, Giggler, you stay lucky, eh?

Get it off me!

Get it off me!

- You all right?

- Yeah.

Nice. Very nice.


I like that. It deserves a drink.

What are you having?

Put it on. Here we go.

Is it on?

Here we go!

Go on, Billy!

My old woman loves this one.

Pity she ain't here.

Nice bit of bubbly, darling?

Not right now.

Piss for fucking carpet, ain't it?

Charlie, you got no sausage rolls?

If we had a good day...

Well, we always had a good day...

- we'd end up at Fat Charlie's.

The whole gang of us.

There was Mad John.

Yeah, well, he was really mad.

Billy Not-So-Smart.

Roland. Always with two birds.

Derek. One would do for him.


Poor little Eddie.

And Tommy, Freddie's old house pet.

Happy as fucking monkeys in a cage.

Shag pile and Babycham.

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