Top Dog 2014

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Hooligan boss Billy Evans (Leo Gregory - Cass, Wild Bill) has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey (Ricci Harnett - Rise of the Footsoldier) over a backstreet protection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to finally settle the question - who is Top Dog?

Starring:
Leo Gregory,Ricci Harnett
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Crime
Director Martin Kemp
Starring Leo Gregory, Ricci Harnett
Supporting actors George Russo, Danielle Brent, Lorraine Stanley, Johnny Palmiero, Susan Penhaligon, Vincent Regan
Studio Universal Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 April 2015
Format: DVD
This is a reasonable British crime thriller, not up there with the likes of The Krays, Layer Cake, The Long Good Friday and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but watchable and enjoyable.
Billy Evans is a thirty-something member of a gang called AC (The Acton Casuals), a group of Tottenham football hooligans. His Uncle Steve owns a pub called The Saint George, and is being strong-armed by a London firm of hoodlums to pay protection money of 250.00 per month. Billy and his pals decide to go head to head with the London mob, who are run by a ruthless Irish boss named Pat and his assistant Mickey. This results in the gangsters violently assaulting Steve and causing multiple injuries. Billy and his AC pals very swiftly retaliate and smash up two pubs owned by the London mobsters.
What follows then is a fairly gripping tale of the diamond geezers and wide boys of the AC crew going to war with the Irish mobsters, with certain echoes of the masterful The Long Good Friday.
This is a by the numbers crime thriller, competently acted and with a lively pace. There's several scenes of armed and unarmed combat and smashing up pubs and clubs. What the film lacks is at least one single memorable scene, like Vinnie Jones smashing a guy's head with a car door in Lock, Stock, or Ray Winstone in Scum using two snooker balls inside a sock to teach a borstal thug a lesson. Sometimes less is more with scenes of violence, and those scenes I've just mentioned are a lot more effective and memorable than any of the scenes in this movie, where dozens of guys randomly throw their fists at each other. The film also suffers from the lack of a single stand out actor with electric screen presence, there's no equivalent of a Bob Hoskins or Jason Statham or Ben Kingsley in this movie.
All in all, this is a solid 3.5 star crime flick, which just needed a little more originality and a stronger lead character.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 7 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
Billy (Leo Gregory) is part of a football hooligan gang who call themselves AC. When he discovers the mob is taking protection money from his uncle's pub, he decides to use his club to protect them from the mob with escalating consequences.

The tit-for-tat action was fun watching people tear stuff up. The accents were a bit thick for me and I had to enact the subtitles feature to watch a film in my native tongue. It is a decent gang/crime film which tails off at the end.

Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 April 2015
Format: DVD
This is a mixture of diamond geezers, footie firms and a twist of the Long Good Friday. Because one "side" are not real gangsters it all gets a bit talky as they realise how far in they have got themselves; this may make it fall between two stools for viewers. Decent cast, reasonable plot (with few surprises), but talky.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sean Bruton on 29 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Another in the long line of Brit hooligan/gangster films. This promised a lot with the great seasoned cast but story was usual format. However if you like the genre you will still like this even if it is not a Green Street or Rise of the Foot Soldier.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Short on 16 July 2014
Format: DVD
Read the book and Billy Evans and Hawk etc are all West Ham fans so why change to Tottenham..A few similarities to the book but the book is much better and why change a lot of it around..overall disappointed with the film..
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jimbo77 on 20 July 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Crap film all the makers of football hooligan films are trying to keep the theme with football violence being linked to the underworld & keep making films out of it. It worked with the rise of the foot soldier because it was based on a true story but this film is crap a total waste of time
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daisy on 25 Jun. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This film is awful, the story line is very poor and does not even compare to Rise Of the Footsoldier or Greenstreet.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bubo on 2 Nov. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
A film about some cockneys with a gripe, but we don't really know why. Just a lot of over acting...not kuch depth.
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