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The Firm

O is for Oldman
Screening on Film
Directed by Alan Clarke.
With Gary Oldman, Lesley Manville, Phil Davis.
UK, 1989, 16mm, color, 68 min.
Print source: HFA

This made-for-television drama was the final film by politcally charged British director Alan Clarke, who succumbed to cancer in 1990. Set in the Thatcherite social milieu of 1980s Britain, The Firm focuses on Gary Oldman’s blisteringly intense portrayal of a solidly middle-class urban professional and family man who becomes "top boy" in a gang of ragingly violent football hooligans on the weekends.

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