Firm vs firm: Manchester film portrays United and City rivalry in football hooligan movie, A Mancunian Story

By Mancunian Matters staff

The rivalry between Manchester United and City is being portayed in the first ever football hooligan film based in North England.

A Mancunian Story follows Manchester ‘firms’ and is set for its world premiere at Sound Control on Friday August 31.

It features an award-winning soundtrack, including the likes of Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, as well as up-and-coming northern talent such as Exit Calm and The Soviets. Manchester’s own System Fault also feature.

Director and star Craig Quinn said: “I’ve had a good year shooting A Mancunian Story, my feature film debut as a director and actor.

“Hopefully A Mancunian Story can carry on exceeding my expectations, and I thank everyone who has supported me.”

The film tells the story of Joe ‘Jomo’ Moore, played by Quinn, who runs the notorious United ‘Red Army hooligan firm.

As enemies in a rival City firm plot his demise, Jomo and his group of friends must make the difficult transition from youth to adulthood in a world they have filled with violence.

Speaking about his role as the provocative Jomo, Quinn said: “[It] is going to be the biggest one of my career so far and I’m fully prepared for the hatred towards myself because of the social nature of my character.”

A Q and A with the cast and crew will follow the film screening, and the film will also feature a short introduction by Quinn.

Following the screening, many of the bands who feature on the soundtrack will perform live.

The event starts at 6pm on Friday August 31 at Sound Control. For more information visit

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