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Clubbed (2008)

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An underworld drama set in the early 1980s, about a lonely factory worker whose life is transformed when he becomes a nightclub doorman.

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Neil Thompson

Writer:

Geoff Thompson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Raido ... Danny
Colin Salmon ... Louis
Shaun Parkes ... Rob
Scot Williams ... Sparky
Ellen Thomas ... Mrs. Smith
Aicha McKenzie Aicha McKenzie ... Helen
Ronnie Fox ... Billy Hennessy
Simon Paul Sutton ... Fidget
Charlie May-Clark Charlie May-Clark ... Illisa (as Charlie Clark)
Katherine McGolpin Katherine McGolpin ... Kay
Maxine Peake ... Angela
Ian Ralph Ian Ralph ... Barney (Fatman)
Dominic Coleman ... Clinger
Danny Green Danny Green ... Five One (as Daniel Green)
Nick Holder ... Mick
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Storyline

Danny - a lonely factory worker, intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown he decides to fight back. He meets a group of night-club doormen who take him in and give him the confidence to stand his ground. As he is drawn deeper into their world he becomes embroiled with the local gangland boss, setting in motion a chain of events with shockingly brutal consequences. Written by Formosa Films

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Once you're in there's no way out

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Trivia

Geoff Thompson: the writer of Clubbed and who's life story it is based upon, appears in the film as a Boxer. See more »

Goofs

When Danny (Mel Raido) comes to pick up the girls for the first time, as they leave the window to open the door a camera can be clearly seen in the window reflection. See more »

Quotes

CID 1: Who were you with Louis, who was the bloke in the mask?
Louis: Fucking Zorro.
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Anything Is Fair In Love And War
Performed by Sam Dees
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Gritty, energetic and intelligent
2 May 2009 | by almontinSee all my reviews

Yes, I liked this movie, and maybe more so because it was British and a mighty welcome change from the guns packed Hollywood gangster flicks.

This is the tale of a man with his heart on his sleeve but failing his life and thus gets involved in an ever increasing cycle of violence. It is relentless and tense from start to finish, with strong acting, likable characters and some clever twists. Also, the 80s atmosphere is very well rendered, the depiction of gritty cityscapes and torn families is actually...beautiful.

I strongly recommend it, despite the graphic violence at times which may be disturbing if central to the plot, it has a more realistic and heartfelt touch than most of the movies I've seen.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,715
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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