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Chris Burgess

Synopsis

The incredible true story of how an orphaned Jamaican baby, adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London, became one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Cass grew up in a time before political correctness and was forced to endure racist bullying on a daily basis, until one day when the years of pent up anger came out in a violent burst. Cass found through violence the respect he never had and became addicted to the buzz of fighting. His way of life finally caught up with him when an attempted assassination on his life, saw him shot three times at point blank range. His inner strength somehow managed to keep him alive but he was left with a dilemma; whether to seek vengeance as the street had taught him, or renounce his violent past. This is the extraordinary story of his life.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Format
Super 16mm
Director
Jon S Baird 1st Feature
Producer
Will Clarke, Berry Van Zweiten, Jon S Baird, Pierre Weisbein
Co-Producer
Will Clarke, Berry Van Zweiten, Jon S Baird, Pierre Weisbein
Editor
Dave Moyes
Screenwriter
Jon S Baird
Director of Photography
Christopher Ross
Production Designer
Daniel Taylor
Sound
Gareth John
Principal Cast
Nonso Anozie, Natalie Press, Tamer Hassan, Linda Bassett, Peter Wight, Leo Gregory, Gavin Brocker, Lorraine Stanley, Paul Kaye, Bronson Webb

Genre

Production Company

Cass Films Ltd
10 Orange Street
London WC2H 7DQ
UK

Sales
Company

Goldcrest Films International
65-66 Dean Street
London W1V 6PL
UK

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