Gangster No. 1


An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.

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  1. Johnny Ferguson


  2. Paul McGuigan


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  1. David Thewlis

    David Thewlis

    Freddie Mays

  2. Jamie Foreman

    Jamie Foreman

    Lenny Taylor

  3. Paul Bettany

    Paul Bettany

    younger Gangster

  4. Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell

    Gangster 55

  5. Saffron Burrows

    Saffron Burrows


  6. Kenneth Cranham

    Kenneth Cranham


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

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Revenue -

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Release Information

  • October 21, 2000



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Look into my eyes!

Gangster No. 1 is directed by Paul McGuigan and written by Johnny Ferguson, Louis Mellis and David Scinto. It stars David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Malcolm McDowell, Saffron Burrows, Kenneth Cranham, Jamie Foreman and Eddie Marsan. Music is by John Dankworth and cinematography by Peter Sova.

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