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A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of soccer hooliganism.
Documentary:The Making of Hooligans
Music Video:"One Blood" Music Video by Terence Jay
After the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood could've opted for further big budget epics, but took a sharp left turn with this better-than-average B-movie. Released just after Everything is Illuminated, another offbeat entry, Wood plays journalism student Matt Buckner. In the prologue, he's expelled from Harvard when his over-privileged roommate sets him up to take the fall for his own misdeeds. With nowhere to go, Matt decides to visit his sister, Shannon (Claire Forlani), in London. He's already got a chip on his shoulder when he falls under the sway of Shannon's brother-in-law, Pete (Charlie Hunnam), head of West Ham's football "firm," the Green Street Elite. Matt soon gets caught up in their thuggish anticsto tragic effect. In her feature debut, German-born Lexi Alexander makes a mostly convincing case for the attractions of violence to the emotionally vulnerable, as opposed to the emotionally numb pugilists of the more satirical Fight Club. Unlike David Fincher (by way of Chuck Palahniuk), she plays it straight, except for the stylized fight sequences. Consequently, humor is in short supply, but the young Brit cast, especially Leo Gregory as the surly Bovver, is charismatic and Wood makes his character as believable as possible, i.e. he may seem miscast, but that's the point. Although there's no (direct) correlation between the two, Green Street makes a fine taster for Bill Buford's Among the Thugs, the ultimate dissection of the hooligan mentality. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
I love when I find sleeper movies that I missed upon their release. Really helps me understand the love and pathos of the game over there--acting in complex and superbly done. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Bob HYN
What a great movie this is. I bought this on DVD loved it so much that I upgraded it to HDX on Vudu. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Thomas April
I had seen the movie previously, but wanted to own it for myself. Big Charlie Hunnam fan from his work on Sons of Anarchy. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Jeff McMillan
The pride of the football club extends well beyond the pitch and some fans are prepared to risk life and limb to protect its reputation.
Nicholas R.W. Read more
This is a great movie. I know it may be far off from the true hooligans life style, but it has a great story to it. Great actors and definitely worth watching.Published 1 month ago by David Holman
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Ken Jones, ONly When I laugh.
Stone Roses, Waterfall and I want to be Adored.
Machine Head-Strength Of One.
Terence Jay who is in the movie.
Forever Blowing Bubbles. Jaan Ben Brovin- Old vintage song.
Test of A man-Dash.
These songs can also be found on the Green Street Hooligans Myspace...
May 16, 2010 by Sally. | See all 4 posts
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