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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

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 ... Bob
Camille Coduri ... Shel
Billy Seymour ... Terry
Joanne Matthews ... Suzy
Ebony Gilbert ... Justine
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Johnny
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sociedade See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,094,777
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Vertigo Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

When the hooligans arrive in Portsmouth, automatic door locking lights can be seen on the side of the train cars (the blue and white livery is correct though) - automatic train door locks were not introduced until 20 years later. Also, the locomotive pulling the train is sporting WEST COAST RAIL colors which were not around until 2004. 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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Featured in Angela and Friends: Episode #1.54 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Computer Love
Written by Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman, Shirley Murdock
Performed by Zapp and Rogers
Published by Sony/ ATV Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
(c) 1985
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Enjoyed this even if I've seen the story before
30 September 2014 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

I've seen this same movie before in 'Cass' and 'Green Street Hooligans' -both of which I preferred. I'm Canadian and I still don't get the whole "hooliganism" thing. Why were these guys killing each other over footie teams? Anyways, this version follows 'Dom' a young football casual who gets drawn into the dangerous world of "The Firm" because of his fast mouth and sense of humour, then as the violence reaches a peak he finds he can't get out.

This was still pretty good. I loved the authentic language filled with rhyming slang and pikey-isms and Dom's parents were sweet and just hilarious. A great (nostalgic) soundtrack too if you grew up in the eighties. Those outfits/sweatsuits the guys wore just killed me, and they thought they looked so cool. Dom's parents were right, he looked liked a postal box. 03.13


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