Who? Mel Raido (downtrodden), Colin Salmon (thuggish), Scot Williams (mental)
What’s it about? When Danny (Raido), gets the stuffing beaten out of him in front of his kid, he’s left on the verge of a breakdown. A group of bouncers – who also do a bit of hooky work on the side – take him in and toughen him up. Things go brutally awry when the local gangland boss gets involved. It’s Clubbed’s attention to detail that sets it apart from other gangster flicks. Set in the ’80s, it’s dark and bleakly funny and much more than another gritty ‘Brit flick.’
Movie bore: It’s based on the book, Watch My Back by Geoff Thompson, a former boxer and bouncer who worked the doors of Coventry’s clubs.