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The Firm (2009)

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Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team.

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Nick Love

Writers:

Al Ashton (original screenplay), Nick Love (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Anderson ... Bex
Calum MacNab ... Dom
Daniel Mays ... Yeti
Doug Allen ... Trigger
Joe Jackson Joe Jackson ... Jay
Richie Campbell ... Snowy
James Kelly James Kelly ... Beef
Jaf Ibrahim Jaf Ibrahim ... Usef
Tommy Nash Tommy Nash ... Nunk
Eddie Webber Eddie Webber ... Bob
Camille Coduri ... Shel
Billy Seymour ... Terry
Joanne Matthews ... Suzy
Ebony Gilbert ... Justine
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Johnny
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Set in the 1980s, Dom is a teenager who finds himself drawn into the charismatic world of football 'casuals, influenced by the firm's top boy, Bex. Accepted by the gang for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one the boys. But as Bex and his gang clash with rival firms across the country and the violence spirals out of control, Dom realizes he wants out - until he learns it's not that easy to simply walk away.

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This film is released exclusively to Britain, and its only American release is on Twilight Time Blu Ray. It has no MPAA rating whatsoever. See more »

Goofs

Dom is shown working on a building site where he is working with his father and Bex arrives dressed in a suit. Dom is seen passing wood materials through a open window to his father as they all talk. When Bex leaves, Dom's father is seen passing the same stacked wood back across to him which we seen him already stack. See more »

Quotes

Bex: [Terry bumps into Bex on the dance floor] Whoa. Sorry mate.
Terry: It's alright mate. Teach you to dance like a fucking melt though, won't it?
Bex: Slow down. I'm just cutting a rug with me wife.
Terry: [Terry looks at Bex' wife] What that?
Bex: No, you don't wanna make one with me mate. I'll fucking leave you behind.
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Put Our Heads Together
Written by Keni Burke and Kenny Gamble
Performed by The O'Jays
Published by Warner-Ta Merlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
Courtesy of Philadelphia International Records, Assorted Music Inc.
(c) 1982
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Poor, beyond words
30 January 2010 | by andrewwebSee all my reviews

It has no soul, no heart. It's empty, absolutely one of the worst films I've ever seen.

You can't help but compare it against the original, but even taken in isolation this stinks to high heaven.

Several scenes stand out for a complete lack of any actual emotion, and for a subject that's suppose to be about intensity, just that raw emotion, that's really quite staggering !! How any film with such a passionate subject could somehow manage to completely avoid invoking any passion - I just can't describe. It's like it was made as some sort of joke, perhaps ?

The fight scenes are a ham-fisted joke, the confrontation between Snowy and Bex actually had me laughing it was so awful.

"Put your hands together for..... Stanley" ?

It's the nearest to a round of applause this tripe will ever see.

Absolutely awful - all involved should be thoroughly ashamed.

If you're a film student perhaps, it's worth a look. File under "How not to do it".


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18 September 2009 (UK) See more »

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$1,094,777
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