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Bouncer (2002)

A darkly comic tale of the brutal realities of life as a nightclub doorman.

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Michael B. Clifford (as Michael Baig-Clifford)

Writer:

Geoff Thompson
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Paddy Considine ... Knife Man
Paul Dore Paul Dore ... Prison Guard
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Pete
Chris Kenyon Chris Kenyon ... Knife Man's Mate
Jo Marriott Jo Marriott ... Barmaid
Liam Moynihan Liam Moynihan ... Cowering Youth
Shaun Parkes ... John
Ray Winstone ... Dave
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A darkly comic tale of the brutal realities of life as a nightclub doorman.

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Very instructive.
18 December 2014 | by Otter-17See all my reviews

I recently (November 2014) undertook SIA door supervisor training. (SIA = Security Industry Authority, in the UK).

Part of the job is to deal with customers at nightclubs, who, sometimes, need to be sent on their way.

My class of six in training watched this on our third morning. This short is brisk, telling, very relevant to door work, and also well acted and assembled.

After the showing our SIA instructor asked us the question "OK, what did he do wrong?"

The unanimous answer from our class proved that this is a very effective and instructive piece of storytelling.

I don't know if watching this short is a requirement for SIA training, but if not, it should be. Should also be of interest to anyone who likes authentic portrayals by actors, and crisp film making.


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