Alan Clarke's 1989 seminal tale of football hooliganism in Thatcher's England is transposed to the early '80s in this creative remake. The film follows Dom (Calum McNab), a young man caught up in the enticing world of firms--football gangs who make merry and spar with the supporters of rival teams. Bright and funny, Dom is easily welcomed into the ranks by the firm's leader, Bex (Paul Anderson). But as Dom is drawn into the escalating violence of his clique, he decides to back out. Doing that, however, is easier said than done. Written and directed by Nick Love, who made the similarly themed THE FOOTBALL FACTORY, THE FIRM's greatest departure from the original is following Dom--a relatively minor character in the original--rather than Bex, originally played by Gary Oldman.
Loosely adapted from the cult 1989 movie starring Gary Oldman, Nick Love's The Firm is set earlier in the 80s and retells a similar story to the original " but from a different character's point of view. The film centres 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 humour, 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 realises he wants out " until he learns it's not that easy to simply walk away. Humorous, heart-warming and set to a killer 80s soundtrack, The Firm is a classic coming-of-age story set amongst one of England's most revered tribes.
Cast & Crew
Contains very strong language and strong violence
UV Copy Included
Warner Home Video
Number Of Discs
Making of THE FIRM\Audio commentary by director Nick Love