The Business

September 2nd, 2005


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Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime...

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.5/10 (6,678 voted)

Director: Nick Love

Stars: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell

Set in the Thatcher era with the cool sounds of the 80's, THE BUSINESS is an action packed gangster flick set in Spain's sun drenched Costa Del crime. Frankie (Danny Dyer), is on the run from the high-rise's of South London to a new life in Malaga with nothing but a tin stuffed full of cash. Having no idea that this delivery of cash to super-suave playboy and ex-con, Charlie (Tamer Hassan), will change his life forever, he soon becomes one of the gang, and finds himself drawn into a flamboyant and violent world of organized crime.

Danny Dyer - Frankie
Tamer Hassan - Charlie
Geoff Bell - Sammy
Georgina Chapman - Carly
Eddie Webber - Ronnie
Dan Mead - Danny
Linda Henry - Shirley
Roland Manookian - Sonny
Arturo Venegas - Mayor
Camille Coduri - Nora
Martin Marquez - Pepe
Andy Linton - Joe
Sally Watkins - Mum
Eduardo Duro - Carlos
Tracy Kirby - Laura (as Tracey Kirby)

Taglines: Good fellows in the sun.


Official Website: Official site [uk] |

Release Date: 2 September 2005

Filming Locations: Almuñécar, Granada, Andalucía, Spain

Box Office Details

Budget: £2,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: £531,267 (UK) (4 September 2005) (279 Screens)

Gross: £1,144,526 (UK) (11 September 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The DVD features an alternate ending where Frankie meets Carly at the border. There she promptly tells the border guard where to find drugs in Frankie's car.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): (At 00:21:42) Frankie throws his cigarette to the floor and treads on it. Only his toes miss and kicks the still-lighted cigarette under the right foot of the other character.

Frankie: [Talking about Sammy] The geezer was so hard even his nightmares were scared of him.

User Review

80s set gangster film with top soundtrack

Rating: 7/10

I completely disagree with the vast majority of reviewers so far, this was a great film. Granted, it may be similar to other films of its genre, but the 80s settings were meticulous in my view. Spanish Guardia Civil with their feared (now banned) tri-corn hats, 80s cars, definitely NOT the modern Malaga airport, and the fashions and language used.

I left Cineworld feeling exhilarated - great soundtrack and good plot. I would recommend this film to anybody, Nick Love has done it again after the superb Football Factory. How can anybody call Danny Dyer Z-List?? Granted, he may be no Michael Douglas, but just because he is young, and obviously has a talent for the types of part he tends to play in movies, does not make him a bad actor at all, in fact, i think the exact opposite.

I will definitely be pre-ordering the DVD.