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quietearth [Celluloid 05.05.09] movie news drama

What a name.. Nick Love. He doesn't have to use a line like "I'm not trying to impress you or anything.. but I'm Batman!" he just says, "Love, Nick Love" like he's the porno Bond or something. Anyways, Love is known for his film The Football Factory and Outlaw and he even executive produced Bronson (which I'll be watching this Friday, yeah!) and even though the short clip we have after the break really doesn't show much of anything I'm expecting great things. I've come to love the whole football hooligan thing and this is a coming of age story set to an 80s funk jazz track. Slated for a fall release.

Loosely adapted from Alan Clarke's 1989 classic TV film, Nick Love's film is set earlier in the 80's and retells a similarly story to the original - but from a different character's point of view. The film centers on Dom, a young wannabe football casual who gets drawn into the charismatic but dangerous world of the firm's top boy, Bex.

Accepted for his fast mouth and sense of humor, Dom soon becomes one of 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.

Clip after the break.

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Ben Austwick (14 years ago) Reply

Could be good. The Firm looks pretty dated now but it's more realistic (at least as far as I know :) than most recent hooligan films - a ripe one for a remake I reckon. Good idea to make it from a different perspective, the gang leader is probably one of the least interesting characters in the original.

Nick Love's OK as well, I think you can see his hand in the better aspects of Bronson, and whatever you think of the Football Factory it's very entertaining.

I'll look forward to this.


soma (14 years ago) Reply

ID is still my favourite hooligan film...

Get you're tools out for the lads!!


loempaivreter (14 years ago) Reply

Footie Casual Exploitation Cinema XD


Anonymous (13 years ago) Reply

was an extra on set its going to be blinding and a revival of casual era for sure

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