This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing ... See full summary »

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Sue
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Yeti (as Philip Davis)
Andrew Wilde ...
Oboe
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William Vanderpuye ...
Aitch
Jay Simpson ...
Patrick Murray ...
Nunk
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Terry Sue-Patt ...
Yusef (as Terry Sue Patt)
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Simon
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Beef
Steve McFadden ...
Billy
Steve Sweeney ...
J.T
Hepburn Graham ...
Stu
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This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority. This Film shows how football violence has progressed from pure violence to a form of organized crime, to the extent that all the leaders know each others home phone / mobile phone numbers. Written by Darren Alexander <Darren@lerman.ftech.co.uk>

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26 February 1989 (UK)  »

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The crew meet opposite King's Cross station in London before they travel to Birmingham. Euston station is the usual station for that destination. King's Cross serves the north east of England. See more »

Quotes

Bex Bissell: We come in peace, we leave you in pieces.
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Connections

Remade as The Firm (2009) See more »

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That's Amore
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Gritty, violent, gripping....
23 February 2004 | by (York, England) – See all my reviews

Finally got to re-watch this British classic on the newly released DVD, and it's as good as I remember it in 1988. Football hooligans strive for power, trying to prove themselves before a venture with their teams into Europe. Gary Oldman showed what a talent he was as the lead character Bex Bissell, estate agent by day, Inter City Crew leader by night (and Saturday afternoons of course!).The film is relentless in it's progress, keeping you gripped, and you see the commitment the characters have with their commitment to the cause. All the actors play their part, and the only critisism of the film is at 67 minutes it's too short-you want it to go on longer, but all in all, it is a classic, and well worth watching. 8/10.


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