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Green Street Hooligans (2005)

Hooligans (original title)
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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

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Lexi Alexander

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Lexi Alexander (story), Dougie Brimson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Wood ... Matt Buckner
Charlie Hunnam ... Pete Dunham
Claire Forlani ... Shannon Dunham
Marc Warren ... Steve Dunham
Leo Gregory ... Bovver
Geoff Bell ... Tommy Hatcher
Kieran Bew ... Ike
Henry Goodman ... Carl Buckner
Christopher Hehir Christopher Hehir ... Keith
Terence Jay Terence Jay ... Jeremy Van Holden
Ross McCall ... Dave
Francis Pope Francis Pope ... Ned
Rafe Spall ... Swill
David Alexander David Alexander ... Nigel
Oliver Allison Oliver Allison ... Ben Dunham
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Storyline

Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve. He is quickly introduced to Steve's chirpy, cock-sure younger brother Pete. Initially, Pete is reluctant to get acquainted with Matt and allow him to tread around the capital city with him because he may be seen by others as an 'outsider', but after a heavy drinking session with him and his mates he quickly changes his opinion of him. On the way back from a football match, Matt is viciously accosted by a gang of Birmingham City thugs, until Pete and his friends step in and save him. It is from here that Matt learns the truth about Pete and his friends- they are football hooligans, operating the GSE (Green Street Elite) 'firm.' Initially afraid of the violence, Matt soon ends up becoming as desensitized to it as his new found friends - but as events roll on, suspicion, shocking revelations and unsettled scores combine to a devastating ... Written by davidgraham83@hotmail.com

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Crime | Drama | Sport | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian | German

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,760, 11 September 2005

Gross USA:

$346,830

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,154,346
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Hunnam wanted Tommy Flanagan, to play the role of his older brother, even going to a bar for three nights that he knew Flanangan frequented with a script in hand for him to read. They would later co-star on 'Sons of Anarchy'. See more »

Goofs

Pete Dunham is a primary school teacher and in 2005 would have been subject to a detailed Criminal Records Bureau/ CRB check (now Disclosure & Barring Service/ DBS). This not only details any and all criminal convictions but also information held by the police. This includes "information that has not led to a criminal conviction but may indicate a danger to vulnerable groups". As a high flying (and long serving) member of the GSE Pete would have to be incredibly lucky in order to be both Top Boy of a hooligan firm AND have this fact be unknown to both the police and his employers. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Dunham: Fuck me. If I knew we was going to a bar mitzvah, I would have brought me fuckin' skull cap. Mate, Tottenham's due north. Are you lost? Or just fucking stupid?
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Connections

Followed by Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013) See more »

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Shame
Written and Performed by Terence Jay
With Balazs Szalai, Daesik Kim, 'Ricky Hernandez' (as Ricky J. Hernandez)
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Excellent
25 March 2006 | by funkyson65See all my reviews

I have just finished watching the film Green Street (UK Version). I had heard a lot about this film and when I watched it I really enjoyed it. Apart from the fact that it is slightly low budget the film is brilliant.

At first it seemed that violence was the only thing that happened in the football hooligans life. It's not all about the violence it's about morals and pride. An eye for an eye and so forth.

I found the film quite emotional but I loved the fact it depicts real life.

Stand and fight - too right. It's all about honour, and as I said earlier moral and pride


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