Synopsis: In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture.
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

My name is Charles Bronson.

All my life I wanted to be famous.

Want to know what I have done better

I had a vocation.

Only I did not know which one.

Not yet.

I could not play.

A sort of choice of nature ....

The film is based on real facts

How could I explain it?

I was raised normally,

My parents were decent ....

They were honest citizens.

Complied by society.

I went to school.

I tried not to disappoint them.

But some kids liked problems.

Son of a b*tch!

lot of problems.


Mrs. Peterson I must tell you about the behavior ...

I was not wicked.

I was not evil "villain.

I still have my principles.

I took the first job that I should have fallen under the hands ...

Holds up potatoes,


I guess the situation

was not so bad.

Madam. Peterson?

We would like to talk to your son ...


Michael Peterson?

That's me.

Ah. Before I forget, I came to the world as Michael Peterson

But I am known by my nickname:

Charles Bronson.

Who is my alter ego.


difficult time for the British youth.

No chance of love around.

However ...

life goes on

Irene and me we got married

was pretty ...

it was not a bad life for a couple of middle class.

But it does not give you a star on

The Walk of Fame (Walk of Fame)

without suffering in return ....


What's that noise?

So ... this is the post office where I went ...

is what I had to live ...

And that's what they gave me ...

Seven years.

Do not worry, son ... you will not be seven years ....

You'll be out in four years.

Funny is not it?

I always wanted to be an actor.

Seven years ...

It's very long.

I'm not going to stand here and tell you ...

... You say ... That the prison is not a "folly".


It would be wrong to represent me and I think enough things like this have already been made!

Not true!?


You see, I do not see prison as a cage, a "box"

For me it was a hotel room

Do not understand wrong ...

For the majority of people ...

The prison is very hard.

With monotonous nightmare

for 24 hours a day.

Seven days a week.

365 days a year

nothing from a symbol of life.

breathing ... Hell.

But for me ...

The prison was a fun

where I could show other talents ...

improve my skills.

It's like a battlefield, you see?

It was an opportunity ...

... In a place where soon everyone will know my name.

What was there, Charlie?

- You want you to watch it again?

- No.

- I am not usually have a fixed workplace.

- It is a training practice

- So you can get a job ...

- F*** you!

- What is the problem Peterson?

- Problem?

I said "What is the problem, Peterson?"

I do not know

I have no problem.

Make sh*t!

I'm writing my name ...

Charlie, Charlie ...

- Would you like tea?

- Thanks, Mickey, I would gladly.

- With milk and sugar?

- Yes, please.

- How many pieces?

- Two.

Two ...

B*tch, I want that you start at my feet

Tea for two

and two for tea

Just me for you and for me ...

of the ...

Would you also a cup of tea?

Nothing brings more joy to my heart as a cup of English tea.

- Sugar and milk?

- No, I prefer without.

It's an impressive arsenal that you have here,

it could stop a fight.

Bang! Bang! And Knock-out ...

Ding Ding ...

Very good.

Time stands still for no man

Ladies and Gentlemen.

My time was coming.

The game is over!

And just when I was going to be known ...

- Like what?

- Like what!?

You do not want to be stuck with someone like me, "Sunbeam".

A person that nobody likes to annoy you understand?

I'm Charles Bronson.

I am the most dangerous prisoner in England.

The prison was ...

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Brock Norman Brock

Brock Norman Brock is a British screenwriter and playwright. He co-wrote the script for Nicolas Winding Refn's movie Bronson. Early in his career, his play Here is Monster was nominated for the Verity Bargate Award. The premiere production in 1990-91 was staged by the Show of Strength Theatre Company and directed by Mark Ravenhill.He lives in the East End of London with his partner Cara Konig-Brock and their two children. more…

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