A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.
Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences. Written by
'Clubbed' is based on Geoff Thompson's book "Watch My Back", the film's lead character Danny is seen writing this book at the end of the film. Another Geoff Thompson book, "Fear - The Friend of Exceptional People", can also be seen in the film being read by the same character Danny, who is played by Mel Raido. See more »
When Danny (Mel Raido) comes to pick up the girls for the first time, as they leave the window to open the door a camera can be clearly seen in the window reflection. See more »
Who were you with Louis, who was the bloke in the mask?
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It is impossible to pigeonhole this film. It is gritty but more engaging than the Lock Stock ilk. The characters are so rich and interesting that you really end up caring about all of them. Rarely does a film draw you in like this.
Based on the amazing life story of a truly inspired man (Geoff Thompson), you can't help but be deeply moved and in my case very inspired by the story.
A truly great example of what great film making should be. A tribute to British cinema. Pin sharp script, brilliant acting and hugely engaging. A future classic.
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