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Cass (2008)



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Loosely based on a true story, director Jon S. Baird's Cass traces the evolution of one individual from an infant with slim prospects to one of the most respected and feared individuals in the United Kingdom. Nonso Alonzie stars as the title character, who begins life as a Jamaican baby bereft of his parents, but promptly witnesses his fate and future turn an unexpected corner with his adoption by an elderly Caucasian couple. Pummeled mercilessly and bullied with racist taunts as a boy, Cass instinctively takes matters into his own hands and thus discovers a source of power and control, in violent action, that he never knew he possessed. Eventually, however, this path comes back to bite him via a assassination attempt against him, that is - mercifully - unsuccessful. In time, Cass reaches a fork in the road, and must choose between continuing to embrace the violence that has shaped and colored his life, or opting for more controlled and thoughtful approach to conflict.

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Leo Gregory
as Freeman
Gavin Brocker
as Prentice
Robbie Gee
as Marion
Bronson Webb
as Assassin
Azaria Omaboe
as Baby Georgie
Verelle Roberts
as Young Cass
Joe Siffleet
as Young ICF Member
Dave Lea
as Bingo
Jayson Wheatley
as Prentice (14 years old)
Daniel Kaluuya
as Cass (14 years old)
Jamie Kenna
as Stevie Hogan
Johnny Palmeiro
as Shaun The Skinhead
Mario Demetriou
as Greek Waiter
Lucy Russell
as TV presenter
Jack Johnson (II)
as young freeman (10 years old)
Helen Anderson
as Detective
Ralph Ineson
as Mullins, Sergeant
Liam Smith
as Gaffer
Renton Skinner
as Northern Comic
Callum Ruange
as Young PRentice (10 years old)
Jack Bence
as Teenage Bully 1
Nick Bartlett
as Pub Regular
Brandon Robinson
as Billy The Bully
Sid Young
as Teenage Bully 2
Eddie Weber
as Prison Guard Ron
Bill Gardner
as Harry the Prisoner
Lee Tumbull
as Male Diner
Tiggy Allen
as Florist
Lucy Aylen
as Female Diner
Mick Robbins
as Prison Guard
Sarah Finnegan
as Woman Passer-by
Danny QPR
as Taxi Driver
Joe Eagen
as Joe the Barman
Georgina Pennant
as Officer Worker
harry David
as Assassin Gang
Charlie French
as Assassin Gang
Mark French
as Assassin Gang
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Critic Reviews for Cass

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (6)

There isn't, in fact, a single off-key performance in what is otherwise an ordinary film.

August 1, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

It never fully convinces you that he deserves a movie.

August 1, 2008 | Full Review…

It is a bit better than many recent lipsmacking movies on similar subjects... but there's still the same self-serving, self-sentimentalising macho nonsense.

August 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Inanimate dialogue and plodding pacing don't give the talented cast much to work with, and the camera is directed with all the grace of a pub brawl at closing time.

August 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A fair effort which does nothing to beat it's way out of a crowded genre.

July 31, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Though the narrative is saggy and you feel there's nowhere left to go after the first hour, a much-needed dash of class from Jon S Baird's direction helps lift 'Cass' above its oft-reactionary genre brethren.

July 31, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cass


It may not be directed by Nick Love, but apart from the racial element, this could have easily have been one of Love's films. Whilst it's based on a true story, we have seen it all before, the racial qualities bring out the unique story for Cass being brought up by white parents, but all in all it's another story of football violence.

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