The Football Factory

Synopsis: The Football Factory is more than just a study of the English obsession with football violence; it's about men looking for armies to join, wars to fight and places to belong. A forgotten culture of Anglo-Saxon males fed up with being told they're not good enough and using their fists as a drug they describe as being more potent than sex and drugs put together. Shot in documentery style with the energy and vibrancy of handheld, The Football Factory is frighteningly real yet full of painful humour as the four characters' extreme thoughts and actions unfold before us.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Director(s): Nick Love
Production: Image Entertainment
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Just as well I did or you'd be

in hospital, you cunt.

No-one loved Chelsea

more than me and Rod.

We grew up on football terraces together

with my old man. He knew the score.

The first bit of advice

he give me was:

You know what to do

if someone tries to clump you?

Kick him in the fuckin' bollocks.

Me and Rod did everything together.

Hurry up, Tom, I'm starving.

It took me an hour just to find it.

Still Rod didn't need to know that.

She ain't walkin' for a week.

My grandad old Bill Farrell,

drove us to drink

with his stories about the war

and how he fought to put the Great into Britain.

He said fighting at football was nothing

compared to the Germans.

"We'll fight them on the beaches,

we'll fight them on the..."

Although he went on, he was right.

We're an island race. It's what we do best.

It's not about colour or race,

it's just the buzz of being in the front line.

Truth is,

I just love to fight.

There's nothing wrong with me...

unlike Billy Bright, whose dad had a funny way

of setting a good example for his son.

Right, that's it.

I'll fight every one of you

before you move on next door to us.

Come on, son!

With parents like that,

he was never gonna end up in Greenpeace.

Still he was one of

the first football thugs

to see there was a fortune to be made

from England's love for ecstasy.

Oi, three bottles of Bud, please, mate.

Problem was he'd taken so many beatings on

the terraces that he weren't scared of anyone.

And the correct medical term for that is

a "total fuckin' psycho".

Bill, let's get out of here.

There's about ten Stoke fans staring at us.

- How many of 'em did you say there was?

- About ten. Please don't start, Bill.

- Right, which one of them's staring at me.

- The big geezer with the Hackett cap on.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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