The Firm

September 18th, 2009


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Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.5/10 (1,818 voted)

Director: Nick Love

Stars: Paul Anderson, Calum MacNab, Daniel Mays

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.

Writers: Al Ashton, Nick Love

Paul Anderson - Bex
Calum MacNab - Dom
Daniel Mays - Yeti
Doug Allen - Trigger
Joe Jackson - Jay
Richie Campbell - Snowy
James Kelly - Beef
Jaf Ibrahim - Usef
Tommy Nash - Nunk
Eddie Webber - Bob
Camille Coduri - Shel
Billy Seymour - Terry
Joanne Matthews - Suzy
Ebony Gilbert - Justine
Michael Davis - Johnny


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 18 September 2009

Filming Locations: Ferrier Estate, Kidbrooke, London, England, UK

Opening Weekend: £310,060 (UK) (20 September 2009) (265 Screens)

Gross: £686,502 (UK) (27 September 2009)

Technical Specs


Continuity: Dom is shown working on a building site where he is working with his father and Bex arrives dressed in a suit. Dom is seen passing wood materials through a open window to his father as they all talk. When Bex leaves, Dom's father is seen passing the same stacked wood back across to him which we seen him already stack.

User Review

Not a football hooligan movie, or a patch on the original. Still its not too bad...

Rating: 6/10

If you have seen the original version of this, then the chances are you will really want to see this. I have seen the original, so when i saw this first advertised, i almost wet myself with anticipation. Sadly, i have to report that I'm quite disappointed. Paul Anderson does a pretty good job as Bex Bissle, however the performance can only be described as lacklustre when compared to the tower of menace and intensity that Gary Oldmans original incarnation produced.

Now. If you are going to see this in the hope that its another Football Factory/Green Street/Rise Of The Footsoldier orgy of football and people bashing the crap out of each other, you will be sadly disappointed.

This film does however contain Elise tracksuits, Adidas trainers, some bad haircuts and a decent soundtrack. Oh and there is a lot of profanities if you like that sort of thing in a movie. thinking about it this movie doesn't have a great deal else. There isn't much talk about the beautiful game or the teams the firms themselves support, there isn't much in the way of beatings, and if I'm honest, not a great deal of violence. Im actually very surprised that this merits an 18 certificate.

However, the film is well acted, does feel quite indie and very British, though the trailer for that new Michael Caine movie was most likely the most excited i got in the whole 2 hours.

Yes see this movie if your interested in the subject matter, but if you haven't seen the original and want to watch a proper football hooligan movie, check that out instead.