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The Football Factory (2004)

R | | Crime, Drama, Sport | 14 May 2004 (UK)
An insight on the gritty life of a bored male, Chelsea football hooligan who lives for violence, sex, drugs & alcohol.

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Rod
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Cabbie
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Raff
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Albert Moss
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Michele Hallak ...
Shian
Daniel Naylor ...
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Storyline

The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence; it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo-Saxon males fed up with being told they're not good enough and using their fists as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together. Shot in documentery style with the energy and vibrancy of handheld, The Football Factory is frighteningly real yet full of painful humour as the four characters' extreme thoughts and actions unfold before us. Written by Wahida Begum

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What else you gonna do on a Saturday? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, brutal violence, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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£207,683 (UK) (14 May 2004)
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Trivia

Last feature film of John Junkin. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy Johnson's grandfather has a heart attack on the bus, he stumbles off with jacket in hand. In the next shot, Zebedee throws the jacket at him from the back of the bus. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Johnson: There's nothing different about me. I'm just another bored male, approaching 30, in a dead-end job, who lives for the weekend. Casual sex, watered-down lager, heavily cut drugs. And occasionally kicking fuck out of someone.
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Connections

Followed by The Real Football Factories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Leather
Written by Richard Fearless (as R. Maguire) and Tim Holmes (as T. Holmes)
Performed by Death In Vegas
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User Reviews

 
Was it all worth it?...'course it f***ing was!
29 March 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Being German I'm not really into the Hooligan way of life. I'm just fond of the Brit way of making films and this one is just brilliant. Of course you can argue about whether the director Nick Love is showing the life of some football thugs too positive and without the "never do this, kids" attitude, but...this is just a great piece of film. It has terrific acting (especially Frank Harper does a great job), splendid camera and editing and a more than suiting soundtrack. Watched it with some pals and it was just great fun. The scene where Rod tells his girlfriend's parents about his inner thoughts is a highlight. So if you're able to shut out all thoughts of moral and you're just interested in 90 minutes of quality film-making of today...watch this. It's definitely all worth it!


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