Monday, July 2, 2007

The Real Football Factories

In 2004, the motion picture The Football Factory was released to mild fanfare. The star of the film is British actor Danny Dyer, who plays Tommy Johnson, a bored twenty something who lives for the weekend, casual sex, watered down lager, heavily cut drugs, and occasionally kicking the fuck out of someone. The film centers on the rivalries of the firm from Chelsea, the Headhunters. Thorughout the film, the Headhunters battle with numerous British mobs, but most importantly, the Bushwackers, the infamous firm from Millwall. Besides some great lines, such as "Getting beaten up by football hooligans is like having V.D. The fucking pain goes on forever. But that's what makes it so exciting", the film didn't really stand out from other Hooligan-related cinema.

Besides starring in other feature films and on Broadway, Dyer is now the host of a television show called, The Real Football Factories, a documetary style magazine show on the Bravo Network, that focuses on Hooligan Culture. The show is quite popular across the pond and now here is your chance to see it. In this episode, Dyer looks at the Hooligans of Yorkshire, England, including Hull, Sheffield, and Leeds. Enjoy!

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

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