Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Run Time: 102 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R
Release Year: 2008
Starring: Amanda Burton, James Lance, Kelly Adams, Matt King, Tom Hardy
34 years in prison, 30 in solitary – loving every minute… BRONSON was never much of a people person.
Michael Peterson was your average, everyday bloke until he wound up in the slammer for holding up a Post Office. Prison’s where Michael really began to shine, ditching his old moniker for that of his idol: Charles Bronson. The inmate made a name for himself as Bronson, beating guards to a pulp in prisons all across the country. He even started a riot. You see, to Bronson, jail was like a vacation, a kind of playground where you can beat up just about anybody, and there’s really not much they can do about it.
Based on true events, Nicolas Winding Refn’s (Drive, Only God Forgives) Bronson stars Tom Hardy as the film’s titular badass, a charming, if terrifying, serial inmate who punched and scraped and bit his way into being Her Majesty’s Most Dangerous Prisoner.
Part of Nitehawk’s January I’LL KICK YOUR ASS! midnite series.