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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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The BMW 3 Series vandalized at the service station changes from a 1982 E30 model to an older 1975 E21 model when attacked. See more »

Quotes

Bex Bissell: That's almost funny.
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Connections

Remade as The Firm (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Your Tits Out
(uncredited)
sung to the tune of "Cwm Rhondda (Bread of Heaven)"
Music by John Hughes
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Social Realism or Did You Spill My Pint...
22 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh Yes...This is no exaggeration. The footie the fights. This movie has it all. I grew up on the outskirts of this thing, and as the movie shows, it is all highly organized and the participants are like Baz, often 'regular, working people' who even without being 'under the influence' need to get into a good kicking. The historical reality is, English fans became banned in numerous countries (most of Europe) and interestingly enough often became one of the few male bonding rituals, where race was not always an issue, as long as you could 'deliver a good kicking' you were in- witness the racial mix of Baz and his posse. I use this Film in media classes, especially with international students as a good kick off point for looking at a certain aspect of English culture Zeech


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