Bronson has been involved in over a dozen hostage incidents, some of which are described below:
* In 1983, Bronson took hostages and staged a 47-hour rooftop protest at Broadmoor, causing £750,000 of damage. * In 1994, while holding a guard hostage at Woodhill Prison, Milton Keynes, he demanded an inflatable doll, a helicopter and a cup of tea as ransom. Two months later, he held deputy governor Adrian Wallace hostage for five hours at Hull prison, injuring him so badly he was off work for five weeks. * In 1998, Bronson took two Iraqi hijackers and another inmate hostage at Belmarsh prison in TCOTU. He insisted his hostages address him as "General" and told negotiators he would eat one of his victims quickly unless his demands were met. At one stage, Bronson demanded one of the Iraqis hit him "very hard" over the head with a metal tray. When the hostage refused, Bronson slashed his own shoulder six times with a razor blade. He later told staff: "I'm going to start snapping necks – I'm the number-one hostage taker." He demanded a plane to take him to Cuba, two Uzi sub-machine guns, 5,000 rounds of ammunition, and an axe. In court, he said he was "as guilty as Adolf Hitler", adding, "I was on a mission of madness, but now I'm on a mission of peace and all I want to do now is go home and have a pint with my son." Another seven years were added to his sentence. * In 1999, he took Phil Danielson, a civilian education officer, hostage at Hull prison. He can be seen in CCTV footage singing the song "Yellow Submarine", walking around with a makeshift spear (after having caused havoc inside the prison) and causing the wing to be locked up for over 40 hours. * In 2007, two prison staff members at Full Sutton high security prison in the East Riding of Yorkshire were involved in a "control and restraint incident", in an attempt to prevent another hostage situation, during which Bronson (who now needs spectacles) had his glasses broken. Bronson received £200 compensation for his broken glasses, which he claimed were made of "pre-war gold" and given to him by Lord Longford
some bold claims about the actor charles bronson vs the man who scares the shit out of iraqi terrorists tbh.
yeah but the real charles bronson would still take him out rubber.
didnt like the film, acting was good, but the stylistically it borrowed way too much from kubrick that it almost felt like a parody.
I liked it, from memory i'd give it about 7/10 so we'd be quibbling over half a point here.... and i saw it too long ago to remember the style of it but in general i dont mind people ripping off kubrick, at least the director then clearly is arsed about how it looks and isnt going in for some awful schizophrenic fast edit monstrosity, or just some art school rich kid with a lottery grant making a piece of shit for a laugh, so he can tell his TCOTU CUNT chums he made a film.
Bronson's father died when Bronson was only 10, and he went to work in the coal mines. Initially Bronson worked in the office of a coal mine, later in the mine itself. He worked there until he entered military service during World War II. He earned $1 per ton of coal mined. His family was so poor that, at one time, he reportedly had to wear his sister's dress to school because he had nothing else to wear.
In 1943, Bronson enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aerial gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam. He was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received during his service.
a fucking war hero. He wipes scum like Fake Bronson off the street, FACT
I wanted to like it considering the pedigree of all involved, but it was a bit hokey and boring. I was also very stoned, so that may have played into my lack of interest, but it just didnt click with me. When Ted Levine finally has a scene with Leo (the guard talking about violence) I yelled BUFFALO BILL (from Silence of the Lambs) and scared the beejezus out of everyone
a tv movie made by the director of two pints of lager didnt sound the most appealing thing in the world but i quite enjoyed this on bbc2 just now. pretty watchable and reminded me of a mixture between red dwarf and shaun of the dead whilst obviously not being in the same league as those two things.