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The Firm 

This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Clarke

Writer:

Al Ashton (as Al Hunter)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Oldman ... Bex Bissell
Lesley Manville ... Sue
Phil Davis ... Yeti (as Philip Davis)
Andrew Wilde ... Oboe
Charles Lawson ... Trigg
William Vanderpuye William Vanderpuye ... Aitch
Jay Simpson Jay Simpson ... Dominic
Patrick Murray Patrick Murray ... Nunk
Robbie Gee ... Snowy
Terry Sue-Patt Terry Sue-Patt ... Yusef (as Terry Sue Patt)
Nick Dunning ... Simon
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Beef
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ... Billy
Steve Sweeney ... J.T
Hepburn Graham Hepburn Graham ... Stu
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Storyline

This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing leaders are not happy, as they believe this is a challenge to their authority. This Film shows how football violence has progressed from pure violence to a form of organized crime, to the extent that all the leaders know each others home phone / mobile phone numbers. Written by Darren Alexander <Darren@lerman.ftech.co.uk>

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1989 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Oldman and Lesley Manville, who play husband and wife in this film, were married at the time. See more »

Goofs

The crew meet opposite King's Cross station in London before they travel to Birmingham. Euston station is the usual station for that destination. King's Cross serves the north east of England. See more »

Quotes

Bex Bissell: We come in peace, we leave you in pieces.
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Connections

References First Blood (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Bexie
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sung to the tune of "Amazing Grace"
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Gary Oldman, you've done it again!
14 January 2004 | by Bon_Jovi_chickSee all my reviews

I only watched this film last night and despite its short length, its really good. One of the very few films that Gary shows off a lovely British accent. You see Gary as a proud guy who is violent but also has a heart and cares for his wife and child.

I recommend this film to hard core Gary Oldman fans only though. Others may not like its content.

Is there no film that Gary cant do!!!!

10/10


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