After it burst out of the blocks in the summer of 1998, Guy Ritchie has largely turned his back on the genre that made him a household name in the first place.
At the worldwide box office, the stylish and blackly comedic crime caper recovered its budget 25 times, but it also ushered in a wave of spiritual successors dominating the British independent scene for the better part of the next decade. The film's legacy goes far beyond the plot.
Jason Statham, a former Commonwealth Games diver, made his feature film debut, and the film eventually turned into a major role as one of the industry's premier action heroes. Beyond that, producer Matthew Vaughn has done pretty well for himself, and the cast is packed with well-known names that will go on to much greater things. Vinnie Jones is also there.
FlixPatrol has put its cards on the table to earn a Top 10 position on Prime Video in more than a quarter of a dozen countries around the world.