The Guvnors

The Guvnors
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gabe Turner
  • Written by: Gabe Turner
  • Cast: Doug Allen, Harley Sylvester, David Essex
  • UK release: 29 August 2014

Violent thriller set among the clans and firms of South East London, bringing two generations together in brutal conflict.

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Two generations of London gangsters clash.

With the tools of his trade evolving from blades and business cards to hooded tops and firearms, a retired gangster (Doug Allen) is forced to return to the fray when his old friend is attacked. As events escalate around him, secrets are revealed, blood is spilt and lives are shattered. Featuring a standout performance from Harley Alexander-Sule, one half of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Gabe Turner’s violent thriller explores the sinister, inescapable legacy of a life of crime.

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The Guvnors

24 Jun 20143 stars

Rizzle Kicks' Harley Sylvester delivers an outstanding performance in this gangland face-off

What happens when a firm of ageing ex-hooligans takes on a gang of vicious East London street thugs? That's the premise of writer-director Gabe Turner's violent British thriller, which manages to be tense and involving, providing you can get past the…

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