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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.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.8/10 (2,093 voted)

Neil Thompson

Stars: Mel Raido, Colin Salmon, Shaun Parkes

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.


Mel Raido


Colin Salmon


Shaun Parkes


Scot Williams


Ellen Thomas

Mrs. Smith

Aicha McKenzie


Ronnie Fox

Billy Hennessy

Simon Paul Sutton


Charlie Clark


Katherine McGolpin


Maxine Peake


Ian Ralph

Barney (Fatman)

Dominic Coleman


Danny Green

Five One

(as Daniel Green)

Nick Holder


Once you're in there's no way out


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Release Date: 16 January 2009

Filming Locations: Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: £2,000,000


Opening Weekend: £12,683
(18 January 2009)
(30 Screens)

Technical Specs


(European Film Market)

Did You Know?


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


Crew or equipment visible:
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.

User Review

Great film. Can't wait to see it again.

Rating: 10/10

Just watched this and was blown away, not sure when it is coming to
cinema but can't wait to see it again.

There are not many well-known names in the cast but seems to have found
the best of the British talent not yet ruined by Hollywood.

The initial story is about a factory worker called Danny who is down on
his luck and close to suicide, he is recently divorced and even his
kids start to see his weaknesses.

When he starts to involve himself with some new friends at a boxing
gym, who work as club doorman, and explores new relationships with
people he can trust, his life starts to improve.

With his new found lifestyle other stories start to evolve. Sparky is
finding it hard to resist the pressure and the money coming from the
local gangland boss Hennessey. Rob is on a crusade of removing the club
of Hennessey's drug pushers and Louis, the head doorman tries to keep
them in toe including his new found protégé Danny.

I was not old enough to remember the eighties but the film felt
embroiled with fashion and music that seemed to show the culture of the

There are not many films I can remember getting goose bumps but I was
effected several times throughout this film, which is even more
surprising considering its genre.

I have just checked out the films website and there is a trailer, so
have a look.