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)
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Oboe
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William Vanderpuye ...
Aitch
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Patrick Murray ...
Nunk
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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 BMW 3 Series vandalized at the service station changes from a 1982 E30 model to an older 1975 E21 model when attacked. See more »

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Bex Bissell: That's almost funny.
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Connections

Remade as The Firm (2009) See more »

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Get Your Tits Out
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sung to the tune of "Cwm Rhondda (Bread of Heaven)"
Music by John Hughes
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Alan Clarke goes out in style!!!
11 December 2000 | by (chelmsford,essex) – See all my reviews

His last masterpiece. Alan Clarke of Scum and Made in Britain fame tackles the subject of football hooliganism deftly and precisely exposing the unique structures of the hooligans while utterly scornful of it. If Made in Britain is Clarke's finest and Scum is Clarke's most famous, this has to be his most underrated. totally convincing, Clarke shows a true understanding of both his subject and of the medium in general. using the documentary style to a devastated effect, the film has a feeling of utter truth, Gary Oldman in particular conveys that as an actor giving an extraordinary performance of raw power as the chief hooligan. Sadly people regard The Firm only as a Tom Cruise vehicle where in fact hidden away is something far more powerful, far more exciting and far more real, as a result it seems that the film conveys more about the brutality of hooliganism than even news reports do as reports tends to cater for an audience, this obviously doesn't and is hard as nails and totally uncompromising.This knocks the similar I.D into a cocked hat. Undoubtedly one of the finest British films of the 80's. this is simply a must see and finally when Clarke died less than two years later, England lost one of it's finest, more realistic filmmakers.


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