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Clubbed (2008)

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An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

Director:

Neil Thompson

Writer:

Geoff Thompson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Raido ... Danny
Colin Salmon ... Louis
Shaun Parkes ... Rob
Scot Williams ... Sparky
Ellen Thomas ... Mrs. Smith
Aicha McKenzie Aicha McKenzie ... Helen
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Billy Hennessy
Simon Paul Sutton ... Fidget
Charlie May-Clark Charlie May-Clark ... Illisa (as Charlie Clark)
Katherine McGolpin Katherine McGolpin ... Kay
Maxine Peake ... Angela
Ian Ralph Ian Ralph ... Barney (Fatman)
Dominic Coleman ... Clinger
Danny Green Danny Green ... Five One (as Daniel Green)
Nick Holder ... Mick
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Storyline

Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences. Written by Formosa Films

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Once you're in there's no way out

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kidobóember See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£12,683 (United Kingdom), 18 January 2009, Limited Release
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| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

'Clubbed' is based on Geoff Thompson's book "Watch My Back", the film's lead character Danny is seen writing this book at the end of the film. Another Geoff Thompson book, "Fear - The Friend of Exceptional People", can also be seen in the film being read by the same character Danny, who is played by Mel Raido. See more »

Goofs

When Danny (Mel Raido) comes to pick up the girls for the first time, as they leave the window to open the door a camera can be clearly seen in the window reflection. See more »

Quotes

CID 1: Who were you with Louis, who was the bloke in the mask?
Louis: Fucking Zorro.
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Train To Tampa
Performed by Sam Dees
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Gripping drama with depth and integrity
3 September 2008 | by livingjoySee all my reviews

I really loved this film and I wasn't expecting to! I usually go to the cinema to watch romantic comedies, however I went as my friend had been an investor on the film and had been raving about it for months.

From the start I was drawn in. I found myself really involved in the characters lives and I really cared what happened to them. With each twist and turn of the plot I became more and more involved.

There were violent moments, which are to be expected with a movie about bouncers, however I felt that they were well done. They were very realistic and really added to the intensity of the plot.

All that I can say is that it is wonderful to see British cinema shining again. This is the type of film that the UK should be making - as it is what it is so good at. A film with a strong plot, engaging characters and a unique gritty style.

I will certainly recommend this film to others when it is on general release.


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