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Cass (2008)

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An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.

Director:

Jon S. Baird

Writers:

Jon S. Baird (screenplay), Cass Pennant (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nonso Anozie ... Cass
Gavin Brocker ... Prentice
Leo Gregory ... Freeman
Natalie Press ... Elaine
Paul Kaye ... C. P.
Bronson Webb ... The Assassin
Peter Wight ... Cecil
Tamer Hassan ... Ray
Carl Fairweather Carl Fairweather ... Martin
Linda Bassett ... Doll
Lorraine Stanley ... Linda
Azaria Omaboe Azaria Omaboe ... baby George
Verelle Roberts Verelle Roberts ... Young Cass
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ... Young Freeman
Joe Siffleet Joe Siffleet ... Young West Ham Kid
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Storyline

An orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. CASS grew up in a time before political correctness and was forced to endure racist bullying on a daily basis, until one day when the years of pent up anger came out in a violent burst. CASS found through violence the respect he never had and became addicted to the buzz of fighting. His way of life finally caught up with him when an attempted assassination on his life, saw him shot three times at point blank range. His inner strength somehow managed to keep him alive but he was left with a dilemma; whether to seek vengeance as the street had taught him, or renounce his violent past. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The hardest fight is knowing who you are.

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Cass Pennant: One of the minders at the end of the film stood outside the pub. See more »

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The film combines the two periods, Cass Pennant spent in prison. He was actually first entered prison in 1980 not in 1983 as shown in the film. See more »

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Super Mario Brothers Theme
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Not just another hooligan film: works as a good drama in its own right
16 January 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Sure Cass is about hooliganism and has enough of that to fit the bill, but this is good enough to be mainstream viewing.

We found it much better than we expected: good central performances and a great arc lift this from its genre to something better.

It really looks and sounds (the language is what is was, every second word is filth, but then it was) like the British East End 80s down to the council flat doors.

I can honestly recommend this a good well-made film about life in Britain in the early 80s, it is a little light on production and directing values, it is shot too simplistically, but the story is well delivered, it is probably not for your granny (unless she's a hard nut), but deserves a wider audience than just 20 year old males with a footie hard on.


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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$241,369
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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