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Action / Crime / Drama
Four policemen go undercover and infiltrate a gang of football hooligans hoping to root-out their leaders. For one of the four, the line between 'job' and 'yob' becomes more unclear as time passes . . .
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Cracking British drama that delves into the murky world of the 1980's British Hooligan
John (Reece Dinsdale)is a smug copper who along with a colleague is
assigned to go undercover to delve into the violent world of the
football hooligan in 1980's East London. John becomes more and more
obsessed and embroiled in this world until it becomes a part of him,
which is certain to lead to trouble.
This is an extremely well made and engrossing film with top notch
acting and some highly convincing characters. Reece Dinsdale, Sean
Pertwee and Warren Clarke ,the pub landlord Bob, are excellent and
ensure that this film is a success. We are presented with restless,
dissatisfied angrey working class males whose way of letting out
frustration is through football violence against enemy firms.
I have seen this many times over the years and it is a film I often
come back to as it always guarantees excellent entertainment, a good
story, great acting and characters. Definitely watch it
The best football film I have ever seen
A solid, often gripping little movie, Id has never had anything like the
wide release it deserves. Made for television but released cinematically in
the UK, the film has overcome the sloppy and ignorant reviews of the time to
become something of a small scale cult fave.
The reasons are immediately apparant: the dialogue is excellent, the acting
is superb (at least most of the time), and the raw direction by debutante
Phil Davis gives it a gritty but always unique feel.
The original score is very impressive too, only ever adding to the
The "Taxi Driver" style plot U-turn midway through comes a little late in
the day to have much impact, the narrative suffering a little from being
pushed from thriller territory into dark character study so suddenly.
Nevertheless, a borderline great film, lacking in style and subtlety, but
more than making up for it in all other departments.
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A great movie
This is one of the best English movies I have ever seen.
The story is good, but the actors really do this movie.
Although this movie is about football hooligans it doesn't have one single
scene of a football game.
I give this breathtaking drama full score. 10/10.