Movies like Empire State 1987

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Empire State (1987)
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Empire State (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the docklands of East London stands the Empire State, a nightclub full of magic and mystery. Designed like an ocean liner, it's become a battle ground where anything can happen. In the midst of the action, a young boy stows aboard to search for his friend who has disappeared in the entrails of the club.
Style: neo noir, british noir
Plot: gay, gangsters, boxing, money, male nudity, helicopter, homosexual, nightclub, reporter, s&m, male prostitute, yuppie, hustler, nightclub owner, scam, real estate development, gangster
Place: london, east end london

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Lords of London (2014)
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Essex Boys (2000)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Cop (1972)
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Dad Savage (1998)
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Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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