The Guvnors

The Guvnors is a 2014 British crime film directed by Gabe Turner.[1] Former football hooligan Cass Pennant was involved in producing the film.[2]

The Guvnors
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Directed byGabe Turner
Written byGabe Turner
StarringMartin Hancock
Vas Blackwood
Harley Sylvester
David Essex
Doug Allen
Music byPaul Arnold
Andrew Barnabas
Pascal Bideau
CinematographyJames Friend
Distributed byMetrodome Distribution
Release date
  • 24 June 2014 (2014-06-24)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Mitch, is the ex-leader of a London firm known as The Guvnors who has walked away from his life of violence and more than 20 years later is happily married. He becomes concerned when his son starts to show violent tendencies through his behavior at school. He is challenged by Shanko, a local gangster, after Shanko learns of the reputation of The Guvnors. Shanko is then humiliated at the hands of another former Guvnor, Mickey. This leads to brutal retaliation and a reuniting of The Guvnors, which reignites gangland warfare spanning two generations of families. [3]



On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 38% based on 8 reviews, with an average rating of 4.75/10.[5] Mike McCahill, film critic of The Guardian gave the film 2/5 stars saying the film "treats one-time football hooligans as if they were Camelot knights, and features a twinkly David Essex".[6]


  1. ^ "The Guvnors". British Film Council. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Raygunesque #9: Cass Pennant Talks The Guvnors". Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ "The Guvnors". Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "The Guvnors – review | cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "The Guvnors (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ McCahill, Mike (28 August 2014). "The Guvnors review – feral losers and former hooligans". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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