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The Firm (2009)

 -  Drama  -  18 September 2009 (UK)
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Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bex
Calum MacNab ...
Dom
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Doug Allen ...
Joe Jackson ...
Jay
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James Kelly ...
Beef
Jaf Ibrahim ...
Tommy Nash ...
Nunk
Eddie Webber ...
Bob
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Shel
Billy Seymour ...
Terry
Joanne Matthews ...
Ebony Gilbert ...
Justine
Michael Davis ...
Johnny
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Storyline

Set in the 1980s, Dom is a teenager who finds himself drawn into the charismatic world of football 'casuals,influenced by the firm's top boy, Bex. Accepted by the gang for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one the boys. But as Bex and his gang clash with rival firms across the country and the violence spirals out of control, Dom realizes he wants out - until he learns it's not that easy to simply walk away. Written by Anonymous

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18 September 2009 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£310,060 (UK) (18 September 2009)

Gross:

£686,502 (UK) (25 September 2009)
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When the hooligans arrive in Portsmouth, automatic door locking lights can be seen on the side of the train cars (the blue and white livery is correct though) - automatic train door locks were not introduced until 20 years later. Also, the locomotive pulling the train is sporting WEST COAST RAIL colors which were not around until 2004. See more »

Quotes

Bex: [Terry bumps into Bex on the dance floor] Whoa. Sorry mate.
Terry: It's alright mate. Teach you to dance like a fucking melt though, won't it?
Bex: Slow down. I'm just cutting a rug with me wife.
Terry: [Terry looks at Bex' wife] What that?
Bex: No, you don't wanna make one with me mate. I'll fucking leave you behind.
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Nonsense
25 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Why would anyone want to re-make Alan Clarke's The Firm? I don't think Alan Clarke would've liked this rubbish at all. It is an insult to his work. And you cannot replace Gary Oldman, he was great as Bex. The other bloke was pathetic! The original 'The firm' was a great film with some great British actors in it. Alan Clarke was a great director and there was no need to have a go at re-makin this film. Scum was a classic, I bet Nick Love wouldn't fancy re-makin that (actualy, some one has re made that film in America and called it 'Dog Pound' Unfortunately). Also I don't remember anyone wearin a full yellow Tachini (sorry, probably haven't spelt that right) track suit in the 80s or those stupid shorts he had on in the club at the beginnin. It was just dreadful. I really had to force myself to watch it right until the end.


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