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The Firm

The Firm
  • 2009
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Nick Love
  • Cast: Calum McNab, Paul Anderson, Lewis Banks, Daniel Mays, Camille Coduri

With this remake of Alan Clarke's 1989 television drama, which is widely considered to be the toughest and most insightful screen depiction of football hooligans, Love has fashioned a mid-1980s coming-of-age tale. The central character is not the firm's 'General' Bex, but an East End council estate teenager Dom (McNab) who's seduced by Bex's charisma and lifestyle. An unashamed celebration of mainstream soccer casual culture.

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The Firm

3 Sep 20093 stars

(18) 90min Writer-director Nick Love has taken a big gamble in remaking Alan Clarke’s 1989 television drama The Firm, which is widely considered to be the toughest and most insightful screen depiction of football hooligans. Wisely Love hasn’t tried…

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