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on 1 September 2014
This late seventy's set film is based on the classic novel by Kevin Sampson, and I first noticed it when transmitted by BBC 2 in standard definition a while ago.

It was well worth the purchase of the Blu-ray version whick looks great projected on to a ten foot wide screen.

Great cast featuring lead actors Nicky Bell and Liam Boyle and a pulsating soundtrack of Joy Division, The Cure, Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox.

Managed to obtain this Blu-Ray disc at a bargain price from the Fabulous Zoverstocks who offer great service every time.
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on 30 August 2017
Not bad but being a Londoner I found the broad Liverpool accent a bit hard to understand at times, we'll worth a watch though
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on 20 July 2017
What a let down, had trouble understand what they were saying, same old thing all time, kept waiting for some think to happen
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on 11 June 2014
A film primarily about football hooligans but with so much more to it - it is about friendship and loyalty, about betrayal and frustration. It is set in the late 70s against a backdrop of urban desolation with a great soundtrack and a realistic atmosphere - everything about it is authentic; the clothes, the language, the feeling of working-class despair . A great film!
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on 1 July 2017
Greet British film
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on 18 September 2017
What a load of rubbish. Such a let down as was looking forward to this as I'm a big fan of Stephen Graham. The only good thing was the accents. Didn't even bother watching it all the way through. The title is misleading as well. Don't recommend this one at all
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on 11 April 2015
Like so many films it's not a patch on the book,The book is amazing a very good read the hooligan element is secondary it's more about the music the fashion the need to be part of something,the main character is a very clever lad and is stuck in a dead end job so needs some excitement so he makes some "friends" at the match, It's a shame the film doesn't quite match the book
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on 17 May 2017
Great music, rubbish film
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on 13 September 2015
Fell asleep after the first half hour, green st and football factory are a lot better.
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on 6 March 2013
Quick note to anybody looking for football hooligan porn: Whilst this film does have a few moments of fairly nasty violence, and hooliganism is vital to the story; this is no 'Football Factory'. It's main themes are growing up, relationships and the desire to fit in. Don't get me wrong, I loved 'Football Factory', 'The Firm' and 'I.D.', but 'Awaydays' runs a lot deeper than any of them.

The plot concerns Carty, a teenage misfit living in a bleak looking and very unappealing Birkenhead in the early eighties. Carty's need to be 'one of the gang' leads him to get involved with a charismatic young thug named Elvis and the gang of hooligans with which Elvis is affiliated. Carty quickly develops a taste for spilling a drop or two of rival supporters' claret whilst Elvis develops a taste for hard drugs and (seemingly) Carty.

This is a bleak, melancholy and incredibly depressing take on Thatcher's north. Full of smoggy factories, desolate beaches and great coats; this movie feels like one long Joy Division song.

Talking of Joy Division, perhaps unsurprisingly, they appear on the utterly awesome (and I'm not using that word in the cheap, American way, this soundtrack made my jaw drop) soundtrack, alongside Echo and the Bunnymen, the Cure, Wire, O.M.D. and Ultravox ('Just for a Moment' never sounded so evocative and heartbreaking). As another reviewer has pointed out; football hoolies were never into maudlin post-punk, but, in my opinion, that doesn't detract from the power of the music chosen at all.

Miserable, miserable movie; but in an absolutely wonderful way.
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