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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.

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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

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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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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 »

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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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There's Got To Be Rain In Your Life
Performed by Dorothy Norwood
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Much, much more than just another gangster flick
25 January 2009 | by greavsie-1See all my reviews

Went to see Clubbed mainly out of curiosity. I'd seen it compared to Trainspotting, Goodfellas, This is England and everything by Guy Richie. Couldn't work out how it could be like all this lot at the same time, and it isn't. It's not like anything else really, and I think that's why people have struggled to pigeon hole it. Just when you think you've got it sussed as you recoil in horror at some pretty graphic violence it throws another emotion at you, as you struggle with the lump in your throat, only to have that demolished by a laugh out loud moment. As if that wasn't enough, you're forced to think about what it really means to be a man - to face fears and stand up and be counted. There are no trite solutions here, just difficult questions with no back and white answers. All this is wrapped up in a tense, gripping story acted out in some of the best performances you'll see, and overlayed with a stunning 80's soundtrack. Definitely not to be missed!


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