Al's Lads (2002)

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It's 1927, the height of the Roaring Twenties, and Chicago is rife with corruption gambling, prostitution and prohibition. Jimmy and his two Liverpool pals, Dan and Eddie, work as lowly waiters on a luxury liner. Always on the make, the three lads are pinning their hopes on getting enough money to jump ship in New York and start a new life in the USA. They plan a ruse which nets them six bottles of gin from the ship's stores, which they know will fetch a good price in Prohibition America. Unwittingly they sell them to two gangsters on the New York quayside, one of whom turns out to be the right-hand man to Al Capone. It soon becomes clear that the trio have got themselves into a dangerous situation. A further complication is created by Jimmy's attraction to Edith, girlfriend to one of the gangsters. When Capone's son is kidnapped and the lads are implicated, it's time to get out of town. But not before Jimmy's big fight and a small matter of Dan and Eddie removing the contents of Capone's vault to pay for their trouble.

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