The Football Factory (UK, 2004)
Directed by Nick Love
Starring Danny Dyer, Frank Harper, Neil Maskell, Ronald Manookian
On the surface, Take the Lead and The Football Factory may have little in common. One is a film about a teacher trying to reach underachieving pupils through ballroom dancing, and the other is a laddy, meat-headed snapshot of football hooliganism. But they do share one key similarity which hobbles them - namely that they are a perfect storm of two or more sub-genres which are old as dirt.
Bad Lieutenant, but somewhere in there, there is at least the desire to tell a slightly more complicated story.
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