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Green Street Hooligans (2005)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Sport

Taglines: Stand Your Ground

Director: Lexi Alexander

Writers: Dougie Brimson, Josh Shelov, Lexi Alexander

Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren, ...

Unjustly expelled from Harvard when a stash of cocaine is found in his possession, Matt moves to London to live with his sister and her husband Steve. He is quickly introduced to Steve's chirpy, cock-sure younger brother Pete. Initially, Pete is reluctant to get acquainted with Matt and allow him to tread around the capital city with him because he may be seen by others as an 'outsider', but after a heavy drinking session with him and his mates he quickly changes his opinion of him. On the way back from a football match, Matt is viciously accosted by a gang of Birmingham City thugs, until Pete and his friends step in and save him. It is from here that Matt learns the truth about Pete and his friends- they are football hooligans, operating the GSE (Green Street Elite) 'firm.' Initially afraid of the violence, Matt soon ends up becoming as desensitized to it as his new found friends - but as events roll on, suspicion, shocking revelations and unsettled scores combine to a devastating ...
To research his role, Charlie Hunnam met with real members of the ICF (the Inter City Firm, the name given to West Ham's former hardcore firm of football hooligans).
Terence Jay, who plays Jermey Van Holden, also performs the song 'oneblood' that plays during the final fight scene.
The film's working title was "The Yank".
A pivotal component of the film involved the Major marrying Shannon, a "Yank". In reality, Claire Forlani is actually British.
When hopping off the train at Macclesfield, as they are expected at Manchester and being waited for by the rival firm, it is not actually Macclesfield Station, but Westbury train station, in Wiltshire, a couple hundred miles away.
When Matt goes to his first West Ham game we are told that they are playing Birmingham, when really the game they are watching was West ham playing Gillingham
The film's British title, "Green Street", comes from the street in London where the Boleyn Ground often incorrectly referred to as Upton Park is located.
Was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie. The other nominated films were MirrorMask (2005), Nine Lives (2005), Up for Grabs (2004) and Sunnyvale (2005).
On the school marker board, during the match announcements, one of the questions concerning Napoleon Bonaparte is "Why was he so short?".
Cass Pennant:  One of the Manchester riot police at the train station. Cass Pennant was one of West Ham United's Inter City Firm's (ICF) leaders and a notorious hooligan in the late '70s.
Charlie Hunnam wanted Tommy Flanagan, to play the role of his older brother, even going to a bar for three nights that he knew Flanangan frequented with a script in hand for him to read. They would later co-star on 'Sons of Anarchy'.
Was nominated for the William Shatner Golden Groundhog Award for Best Underground Movie. The other nominated films were Mirrormask (2005), Nine Lives (2005), Up for Grabs (2004) and Opie Gets Laid (2005).
Creator of the critically acclaimed FX series Sons of Anarchy Kurt Sutter has claimed he had his eye on Charlie Hunnam for the lead role of Jax Teller after seeing this film.
Lexi Alexander originally wanted to cast Jake Gyllenhaal as Matt Buckner.
The pub that Matt and the others drink in, is actually called The Griffin, and is situated in Braemar Road. Brentford. Home of Brentford FC.
Cass Pennant: One of the Manchester riot police at the train station. Cass Pennant was one of West Ham United's Inter City Firm's (ICF) leaders and a notorious hooligan in the late '70s.
West Ham were approached by the film-makers who wanted to shoot scenes at their Upton Park ground. As they were under the impression that the film was celebrating the glorious game and its fanatical supporters, they agreed. Once they realized the film's t
The actors playing the Green Street Hooligans had to work out with the production's trainer for four or five hours every day. The trainer, Pat E. Johnson, had most of the actors throwing up, he was working them so hard. A typical day would involve basic s
Marc Warren (Steve) and Ross McCall (Dave) both starred in the famous Mini Series "Band of Brothers" by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Marc Warren played the role of Pvt. Albert Blithe and Ross McCall played Joseph Liebgott, a Jewish Member of Easy Compa
The actors playing the Green Street Hooligans had to work out with the production's trainer for four or five hours every day. The trainer, Pat E. Johnson, had most of the actors throwing up, he was working them so hard. A typical day would involve basic strength and fitness training for about two hours, followed by choreographing of the fight sequences. Rehearsals would take place in the afternoon, and then in the evening they would all go out drinking (which is probably why most of them were throwing up the next day). Elijah Wood was absented from most of this rigorous schedule to emphasize his outsider status.
West Ham were approached by the film-makers who wanted to shoot scenes at their Upton Park ground. As they were under the impression that the film was celebrating the glorious game and its fanatical supporters, they agreed. Once they realized the film's true take on the subject (after filming had taken place), they disassociated themselves from the project.
Marc Warren (Steve) and Ross McCall (Dave) both starred in the famous Mini Series "Band of Brothers" by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Marc Warren played the role of Pvt. Albert Blithe and Ross McCall played Joseph Liebgott, a Jewish Member of Easy Company.