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Big Fat Gypsy Gangster (2011)

A fast moving, star studded, roller coaster ride of violence, madness and mayhem in this gritty British crime film. Bulla is the 'Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, 'labeled 'the most dangerous man in... See full summary »

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Ricky Grover (as Bulla)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Grover ... Bulla
Maxwell Laird Maxwell Laird ... The Major
Eddie Webber ... Mason
Steven Berkoff ... Guru Shah
Dave Legeno ... Gypsy Dave
Geoff Bell ... Geoff
Roland Manookian ... Roland
Gabrielle Richens ... Rosie Lee
Omid Rad Omid Rad ... Omid
Mark Potter Mark Potter ... Mark
Ray Coleman Ray Coleman ... Ray
Lili Harber Lili Harber ... Lili
Leanne Lakey Leanne Lakey ... Bev
Canning Town Massive Canning Town Massive ... Boys Under Flyover
Lenny Mesher Lenny Mesher ... Lenny
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A fast moving, star studded, roller coaster ride of violence, madness and mayhem in this gritty British crime film. Bulla is the 'Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, 'labeled 'the most dangerous man in Britain'. After serving sixteen years at her majesty's pleasure Bulla is out on the streets again, but things start to go wrong from the moment he steps out when he finds out he's lost everything on the outside world. Fleeced by the same corrupt copper that put him behind bars, even his favourite 'Aunt Queenie' is about to lose the roof from over her head; in Bulla's world family is everything. It's time for Bulla to fight back Get ready for a white knuckle ride into London's underworld as the most dangerous man in Britain sets about reclaiming his crime empire. Written by 4Digital Media

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Sentenced to six years. Released after ten. Britain's most dangerous man is coming home.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bulla... Big Fat Gypsy Gangster See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP1,300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$753
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The word 'received' is misspelt at the end of the film, when an image of the boxing club is shown with the message "Boxing clubs around the world recieved mysterious donations." See more »

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A Balla Laughs
4 August 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is a very low budget, strange and off the wall but a surprisingly watchable film.

Bulla portrayed Ricky Grover who as well as starring in it, directed it, co wrote it and produced it. I think he might even did the catering and swept up at the end of the shoot each day.

Bulla plays a gypsy gangster just released from prison after a bent cop put him behind bars. After his release he is followed by a television documentary crew and his Aunty is about to lose her pub whilst being possessed by ghosts. His local boxing club has also heard the final bell.

Bulla is trying to to climb back to the top of the heap but the world has changed a lot since he has been inside.

Grover probably called in a few favours from friends when he did his stint in Eastenders and other shows. He was also aided by the hit TV show, Big Fat Gypsy wedding hence the punning title.

It's a mixed bag, rather Marmite, some people will hate this film, and its low budget limitations are plain to see but its reach has to be admired.

Grover puts everything in his performance as the hyper Bulla and there are some nifty performances from Rufus Hound, Omid Djalili and especially Steven Berkoff as the Eastern mystic.

It is funny, violent, weird but worth a watch.


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