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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

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cass Films,Logie Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film received a full blown (cast and crew) premier at Cineworld on Broad Street in Birmingham, UK. In order to accomplish this the cinema had to order a print of the film as they were not going to originally show it. Cineworld, Broad Street is itself the premier cinema outside of London in the UK. Other cinemas adjacent to Cineworld, Broad Street took note of this and ordered copies themselves, this had a dramatic effect on promoting the film. Accordingly the cinema run of Cass broke any and all expectations, pushing it to the very top of 18 rated movies that year in the British made film ratings. 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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One step beyond
Written by Prince Buster
Performed by Madness
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self indulgent boring third rate vanity project
28 August 2008 | by nwestwood1See all my reviews

Recently I couldn't get into any performance of The Dark Knight, so myself and my mate looked for an alternative. I should gone home and watched Eastenders this boring pretentious mockney nonsense, barely kept me awake . The main character (the first black hooligan) was about is menacing as the Hofmeister Bear. Unlike the cruely underrated Rise Of The Footsoldier which was slated to pieces. This film was a winded pretentious biopic of somebody nobody cares about. The acting was dreadful, especially the person who plays Cass's wife,hearing her winy nicotine voice was the equalvent of hearing a blackboard being scratched!! Why was this given a 18 certificate ?


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