There can only be ONE. "Fascinating" (The Hollywood Reporter), and "sensational" (Los Angeles Times) this bold, innovative thriller chronicles the bloody, single minded climb of a barbarous crime lord to power. Starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), David Thewlis (Naked) and Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), Gangster No. 1 enters the psyche of an unrepentant mobster… and reveals the madman within. Bettany gives "a brilliantly eerie, star-making performance" (American Film Institute) as a ruthless mobster who slugs, claws and kills his way to the top. But when he learns that his former mentor (Thewlis) he put in prison is about to get out, this self-made mobster must not only face a man whose life he ruined… but the twisted remnants of his own demented conscience as well.

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Gangster No. 1 (2000)

Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 43m

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There can only be ONE. "Fascinating" (The Hollywood Reporter), and "sensational" (Los Angeles Times) this bold, innovative thriller chronicles the bloody, single minded climb of a barbarous crime lord to power. Starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind), David Thewlis (Naked) and Saffron Burrows (Deep Blue Sea), Gangster No. 1 enters the psyche of an unrepentant mobster… and reveals the madman within. Bettany gives "a brilliantly eerie, star-making performance" (American Film Institute) as a ruthless mobster who slugs, claws and kills his way to the top. But when he learns that his former mentor (Thewlis) he put in prison is about to get out, this self-made mobster must not only face a man whose life he ruined… but the twisted remnants of his own demented conscience as well.

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Status

Released

Revenue

$30,915
Cast
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David Thewlis

Freddie Mays
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Paul Bettany

Young Gangster
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Saffron Burrows

Karen
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Kenneth Cranham

Tommy (as Ken Cranham)
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Jamie Foreman

Lennie Taylor
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Eddie Marsan

Eddie Miller
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Andrew Lincoln

Maxie King
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Doug Allen

Mad John
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Razaaq Adoti

Roland
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Cavan Clerkin

Billy
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David Kennedy

Fat Charlie
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Johnny Harris

Derek
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Anton Saunders

Trevor (as Anton Valensi)
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Alex McSweeney

Bloke In Tailor's
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Martin Wimbush

Judge
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Binky Baker

Dodgy Geezer
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Martyn Read

Rough Diamond
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Johnnie Ould

Scarey
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Don McCorkindale

Smashing Bloke
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Ralph Collis

Stocky
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Charles Anderson

Brute
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Arthur Nightingale

Toilet Attendant
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Jack Pierce

Jack The Lad
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Emma Griffiths Malin

Julie (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
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Gary McCormack

Giggler Bennett
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Sean Chapman

Bent Cop
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Georgina Bull

Fat Charlie's Girl
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Jo-Anne Nighy

Roland's Girl #1
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Simone Bowkett

Roland's Girl #2
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Caroline Pegg

Flo
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Mark Montgomerie

Thug Car #1
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Dave Ould

Eric
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Lisa Ellis

Waitress
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Simon Marc

Freddie's Attacker
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Tony Denham

Club Manager
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Nadine Leonard

Mel
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Jo McInnes

Lesley
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Lorraine Stanley

Attacker's Friend
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Wayne Matthews

Youth 1
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Tony Bowers

Youth 2
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Danny Webster

Youth 3
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Ian Boo Khoo

Gambler (uncredited)
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João Costa Menezes

Witness (uncredited)
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Lance Patrick

Witness - Snooker player (uncredited)
Crew
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Paul McGuigan

Director
Disc Releases
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Gangster No. 1

(DVD)

10/8/2002

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