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Clubbed (2008)

An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

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Rob
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Mrs. Smith
Aicha McKenzie ...
Helen
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Billy Hennessy
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Fidget
Charlie May-Clark ...
Illisa (as Charlie Clark)
Katherine McGolpin ...
Kay
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Angela
Ian Ralph ...
Barney (Fatman)
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Clinger
Danny Green ...
Five One (as Daniel Green)
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Mick
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Storyline

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 Formosa Films

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Once you're in there's no way out

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Crime | Drama

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16 January 2009 (UK)  »

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A kidobóember  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Geoff Thompson: the writer of Clubbed and who's life story it is based upon, appears in the film as a Boxer. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

CID 1: Who were you with Louis, who was the bloke in the mask?
Louis: Fucking Zorro.
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I'll Get Off At The Next Stop
Performed by Carol Anderson
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Just Loved It
16 January 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

To be honest, I reckon this knocks spots off any Guy Richie gangland type film. This is British Cinema at it's best and I was left wanting the film to just go on longer. The way it finishes with a blast of Bob Relf's northern soul number Blowing my Mind to Pieces just left you feeling excited about what had gone before. Yes it is brutal in places, funny too, as well as genuinely scary, not scary in the horror film type way but in the scared for the main characters. Brilliantly acted, the soundtrack of decent soul, Gwen Guthrie's Keep the Fire's Burning, Chic's Everybody Dance and even Willie Tee's One Way Street and the fact I found myself caring about the characters kept me hooked on the film right from the beginning. I can't recommend this film enough if you like a good hard film, well constructed with plenty of nostalgia thrown in.


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