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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

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Clubbed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,715
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Clubbed' is based on Geoff Thompson's book "Watch My Back", the film's lead character Danny is seen writing this book at the end of the film. Another Geoff Thompson book, "Fear - The Friend of Exceptional People", can also be seen in the film being read by the same character Danny, who is played by Mel Raido. 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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Walkin' Up A One Way Street
Performed by Willie Tee
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Highly recommended!
17 January 2009 | by Kaiman1See all my reviews

Have just seen this film on the recommendation of a friend. Great acting and looks superb when you consider this is a low budget Brit flick. It does exactly what it says on the poster, especially the soundtrack - truly cracking indeed, will definitely be buying the soundtrack album. I highly recommend it to everyone, and if you hurry, you'll get a free copy of Watch My Back, from which the film is adapted - great all round I'd say! I hope this film does really well - it deserves too. Saw some of the press articles, which give you a sense of the work and love that has gone it to making it. I have also read some reviews which I found to be a little unfair - take it from me as your regular average 'joe' and not some jumped up pretentious film reviewer - this film is a must see!


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