People ask the question... what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, other the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot.RocknRolla
is the fifth film by British director Guy Ritchie
. Much like Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
, and Revolver
is a crime film set in the London underworld, populated with colorful gangsters. Actors include Gerard Butler
, Idris Elba
, Tom Hardy
, Thandie Newton
, and Tom Wilkinsen.
Lenny Cole is a powerful underworld figure, who, through an immense web of bribery, controls most of the land deals in London. A Russian businessman by the name of Uri seeks his services in procuring the permits to build a new stadium, which would take nearly a decade otherwise. However, their mutual accountant, Stella, is plotting to rip both of them off. With the aid of a trio of local hoodlums known as "The Wild Bunch" — One-Two, Mumbles, and Handsome Bob — she twice steals the seven million Euros intended for Lenny's payoff. The first time goes off without a hitch. The second time doesn't quite go as planned. Hilarity
In the midst of it all, is a (presumably rare and valuable) painting that holds sentimental value for Uri. It is stolen by Lenny's estranged son, Johnny Quid (the eponymous RocknRolla), and both of their respective Dragons
(Victor for Uri; Archy, The Narrator
, for Lenny) are following a trail of junkies and hustlers in order to find it.
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