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24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)

In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »

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In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in: Boxing. Soon he opens a training facility which is accepted gratefully by them and the gangs start to grow together into friends. Darcy manages to organize a public fight for them to prove what they have learned. A training camp with hiking tours into the mountains of Wales forge the group into a tight-knit club society. With the day of the fight drawing closer, the young boxers get more and more excited. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, language and drugs, and for strong scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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1 May 1998 (USA)  »

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£43,339 (UK) (17 April 1998)
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Trivia

The trip to Wales was actually filmed in the Pennines, a mountain chain in the middle of England. See more »

Quotes

Alan Darcy: It doesn't matter how much or how little you have; if you've never had anything to believe in you'll always be poor.
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References Neighbours (1985) See more »

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North Country Boy
Performed by The Charlatans
Written by Tim Burgess (as Timothy Burgess), Martin Blunt, Rob Collins (as Robert Collins),
Jon Brookes and Mark Collins
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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Beggars Banquet Records Ltd./Universal Music (UK) Ltd.
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A Real Treat
10 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shot in sumptuous black and white,this is one the most energetic films I've seen in a very long time.Bob Hoskins(in the kind of role Robin Williams can play in his sleep,and often does)is at times funny,at other times dead serious,but always real in this story that centers around the boxing club he has built to give the young men in his small town something to do instead of sitting around feeling sorry for themselves and throwing their lives away.All the performances are first-rate,but the family unit of Danny Nussbaum,Bruce Jones and Annette Badland are particularly strong.If this movie had been made in Hollywood it would have been over-produced,over-cast and overdone.The film never lowers itself into the cheap sentimentality that this genre of film often falls into.The way that Bob Hoskins brings these guys into his confidence one by one by convincing them they're the ones keeping the other guys in line is awe-inspiring.And there's a great soundtrack to boot.Mr Meadows,I know the money can be very tempting but resist the call of Hollywood as long as you can.The concessions you'll have to make to get your work produced just aren't worth it.Bravo,Shane,you're one helluva filmmaker.


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