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Cass (2008)

 -  Biography | Crime | Drama  -  1 August 2008 (UK)
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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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Cass
Gavin Brocker ...
Prentice
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Freeman
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Elaine
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C. P.
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The Assassin
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Cecil
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Ray
Carl Fairweather ...
Martin
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Doll
Lorraine Stanley ...
Linda
Azaria Omaboe ...
baby George
Verelle Roberts ...
Young Cass
Rory Jennings ...
Young Freeman
Joe Siffleet ...
Young West Ham Kid
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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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The film received a full blown (cast and crew) premier at Cineworld on Broad Street in Birmingham, UK. In order to accomplish this the cinema had to order a print of the film as they were not going to originally show it. Cineworld, Broad Street is itself the premier cinema outside of London in the UK. Other cinemas adjacent to Cineworld, Broad Street took note of this and ordered copies themselves, this had a dramatic effect on promoting the film. Accordingly the cinema run of Cass broke any and all expectations, pushing it to the very top of 18 rated movies that year in the British made film ratings. See more »

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When the two ladies are talking outside a house with Cass in the pram, the subtitle shows 'Slade Green, London 1958'. Slade Green is now in the London Borough of Bexley, but in 1958 would have been part of Kent as the current Greater London was not formed until 1965. Also, the house types don't exist and have never existed in the Slade Green area, neither does the blue railway footbridge. Slade Green would have in 1958 consisted of a couple of farms, a railway depot, some railway worker houses and some newer council houses. See more »

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Interesting biopic, not such good acting
12 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was of a real interest to me as it was produced by the same producer as Green Street, and having watched it I feel more informed, if a little frustrated.

The film centres around the character of Cass Pennant, a real life hooligan and 80's icon for hooliganism. Adopted into a white family, in an age of racism and violence, Cass finds his natural environment in the place where you would have thought he would be the biggest victim.

The script is based on Cass Pennants book 'Cass', and you can't help but feel it was copied and pasted from novel to script. The main problem is that this could have been one of the best football thug films if they had managed to get decent actors. Not that they don't do a good job, its just not great. Nonso Anozie is pretty good as the main character Cass, its interesting to see a generally soft natured character flip out now and again in a hooligan film instead of the typical hot-headed cockney. The rest of the cast however don't support him very well, and it seems as though they are forcing the drama rather than acting in a biopic.

Overall though, its an interesting insight into a real character in hooliganism, how he ended up, and kept going back, in the hooligan 'business'. If you are looking for another rise of the foot-soldier or a football factory type film, then this may not be for you.


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