An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin Brocker ...
C. P.
The Assassin
Carl Fairweather ...
Azaria Omaboe ...
baby George
Verelle Roberts ...
Young Cass
Rory Jennings ...
Young Freeman
Joe Siffleet ...
Young West Ham Kid


An orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. CASS grew up in a time before political correctness and was forced to endure racist bullying on a daily basis, until one day when the years of pent up anger came out in a violent burst. CASS found through violence the respect he never had and became addicted to the buzz of fighting. His way of life finally caught up with him when an attempted assassination on his life, saw him shot three times at point blank range. His inner strength somehow managed to keep him alive but he was left with a dilemma; whether to seek vengeance as the street had taught him, or renounce his violent past. Written by Anonymous

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The hardest fight is knowing who you are.


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Release Date:

1 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cass - Legend of a Hooligan  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Cass Pennant: One of the minders at the end of the film stood outside the pub. See more »


When Doll cleans Cass's wounds, a boom mic is momentarily visible above Cass's head. See more »


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One Of The Better Films For It's Genre
26 June 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

There's many British gangster movies / football hooligan movies. Cass i certainly a candidate for being one of the better ones out there. I never go into story lines etc and try to keep my reviews brief and to the point here on IMDb. Basically if your a fan of the better UK movies like Football Factory, Green Street, Rise Of The FootSoldier, Clubbed etc then there's no way you will not enjoy this. Being based on a true story makes it even more engrossing for me and it's one i would recommend hence me giving it 8 stars.

One downside is that it gives off a bit of a budget look... almost older then it is look with the visuals but its a solid British flick. Deffo check it out.

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