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Green Street Hooligans (2005)

Hooligans (original title)
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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

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Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve. He is quickly introduced to Steve's chirpy, cock-sure younger brother Pete. Initially, Pete is reluctant to get acquainted with Matt and allow him to tread around the capital city with him because he may be seen by others as an 'outsider', but after a heavy drinking session with him and his mates he quickly changes his opinion of him. On the way back from a football match, Matt is viciously accosted by a gang of Birmingham City thugs, until Pete and his friends step in and save him. It is from here that Matt learns the truth about Pete and his friends- they are football hooligans, operating the GSE (Green Street Elite) 'firm.' Initially afraid of the violence, Matt soon ends up becoming as desensitized to it as his new found friends - but as events roll on, suspicion, shocking revelations and unsettled scores combine to a devastating ... Written by davidgraham83@hotmail.com

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Just think of someone you hate. See more »

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Rated R for brutal violence, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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9 September 2005 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£446,369 (UK) (9 September 2005)

Gross:

$344,095 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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Trivia

Lexi Alexander originally wanted to cast Jake Gyllenhaal as Matt Buckner. See more »

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When arriving to London Matt meets up with his sister, and the remains of the fight the night before is being cleaned up by police. She also says "West Ham played Tottenham yesterday". The same day Pete takes Matt to another game but no football team in the world plays two games in two days. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Dunham: Fuck me. If I knew we was going to a bar mitzvah, I would have brought me fuckin' skull cap. Mate, Tottenham's due north. Are you lost? Or just fucking stupid?
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Followed by Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009) See more »

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Hooligan Drums
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Authentic, Absorbing and Exciting
17 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best new movie of any genre that I've seen in many months.

The film really drew me into its world of neighborhood pubs, football supporters, and the dirt-in-the-cracks reality of London. The violence is believable, realistic, graphic, and frightening. As are the consequences of that violence. This film does not glorify hooliganism, it portrays it honestly.

Hooligans doesn't preach about mob mentality, or strength in numbers, rather it gives credit to the strength in the individual that lives up to his commitment to his friends though he may suffer because of it. (That's the best way I could word it without including a spoiler.)


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