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It's a Casual Life (2003)

IT'S A CASUAL LIFE tells the story of Jimmy and his lifelong membership of the Saturday scene. Through a brutally honest monologue and series of dramatic and violent events, the film ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon S. Baird

Writers:

Jon S. Baird (story), Dougie Brimson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Driscoll Richard Driscoll ... Jimmy Collins
Terry Kiely Terry Kiely
Mark Anthony Brighton ... (as Mark Brighton)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scott Christie ... Hooligan
Elliot Hill Elliot Hill ... Danny
Will Irvine Will Irvine ... Charlie
Joshua Kennedy Joshua Kennedy ... Vince
Gary Lawrence ... Snowy
Jonathan Morrison Jonathan Morrison ... Casual
Kingsley Pilgrim ... Grainger
Stuart Sharp Stuart Sharp ... Birmingham firm member
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IT'S A CASUAL LIFE tells the story of Jimmy and his lifelong membership of the Saturday scene. Through a brutally honest monologue and series of dramatic and violent events, the film challenges the myths surrounding football hooliganism and explores Jimmy's past, passion and above all, motivation. Central to the story is Jimmy's love affair with the culture of football. We discover his resentment at the evolution of The Casual scene and the demise of everything it once stood for. Changes that ultimately arrive for Jimmy have long-lasting consequences. Written by Jon Baird

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Genres:

Drama | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2004 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

£30,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Logie Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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8 August 2004 | by mack_the_jibberSee all my reviews

possibly the best representation of hooliganism I've ever seen on a screen. The movie is really in two parts each running parallel to each other. The first is a single gang fight ('off' to those ITK) which builds as the movie unfolds toward a quite stunning and frighteningly accurate conclusion.

The second part is a monologue delivered quite brilliantly by an actor most will recognise from his time in 'Eastenders'. Again, this is generally superb in its execution although I did feel some of the editing looked a bit ropey. Particularly at the end where the gap before the final line is delivered is about a second too long (as you'll see when you watch it)

But this should not detract from the fact that this is a great little movie although it should really be about an hour and a half longer!


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