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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.

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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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The hardest fight is knowing who you are.

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Cass - Legend of a Hooligan See more »

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Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Land of Hope and Glory
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great lead performance by Anozie
8 December 2008 | by bigsmokedoggbabySee all my reviews

i 100% disagree withe davideo-2 about this feature. the only thing that lets this film down is the over use of a black screen fade out between scenes and the apparent low budget. The use of the news reel footage of what was happening at the time adds nothing but realism to the situations that were happening at the time. Any attempt to try and reenact scenes such as the heisel disaster would have looked cheap and insulted the memory of those who lost lives and loved ones on that tragic day. Yes the editing could have been better but for what essentially is a low budget film by a fairly inexperienced director it is an entertaining viewpoint into the life of one of Britain's most famous football casuals. The acting was brilliant all round and most of the fight scenes well choreographed even if they did lack the gore of rise of the foot soldier (a brilliant film about the life of Carlton leech) or the high budget effects of greenstreet (a Hollywood let down in the football violence genre) yes this is no ID or The Firm but it is a good honest insight into what went on and IS based on real events unlike the aforementioned 2 films


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