Grimsby was once the world’s biggest fishing port in England, and Elton John sang “Oh England you’re fair. But there’s none to compare with my Grimsby.” But now the time has changed. Sacha Baron Cohen decided to shoot a new movie based on 1980s football violence, and the shooting place is in Grimsby. This once fishing town has been given the Borat treatment, and gives inspiration for the new film.
But the new movie has prompted numerous criticisms because they thought that it gives a bad name to the town, and thus affect their local economy and local life.
Scenes from Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film Grimsby shows a man urinating out of the window onto the street below. The blockbuster is based in the Lincolnshire town and is about football hooligans.
A child pushes his pram, allowing his drunken father to relax and take a sip from his beer can.
A man wearing a Grimsby Town shirt (right) looks over another passed out on a bench in the middle of the street.
A crew follows the 42 year old actor through the streets of Tilbury, Essex, in preparation for a scene.
A football supporter holds a sandwich up to his mouth alongside two women slouched on the ground.
A general view on the set of the new film set for Grimsby shows streets filled with rubbish bags.
Sacha Baron Cohen, 42, wears an England shirt, three-quarter length shorts and flip-flops to portray a football hooligan as part of the new film, Grimsby.
A man leans out of the window and urinates on the graffiti-covered street scene below.
An image taken from the film set shows a woman offering a child a can of beer.
One man is seen next to a pile of beer cans and bottles at a bus stop.
A woman wearing a short dress and heels points to a man sipping beer on a mattress.
Wearing short skirts and swigging from beer cans, groups of women are filmed chatting in the street.