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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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Court Security Man (as Lord Dominic Dillon of Eldon)
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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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Twentyfour Seven  »

Box Office

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£43,339 (UK) (17 April 1998)

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DEM 9,073 (Germany) (1 May 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: You have to go to court now, or they'll come here and they won't you to court, they'll take you straight to jail.
Wesley Fagash: [after a pause] But I want to go to bed!
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Wild Night
Performed by Van Morrison
Written by Van Morrison
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Recording courtesy of Exile Productions Ltd./Polydor UK Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission of
The Polygram Commercial Marketing Division
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Very Good, But Not for Everyone
19 July 2001 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

"Twentyfourseven" is not an easy movie to watch, actually I found it quite difficult, but well worth it. The story chronicles one man's attempt to bring meaning and purpose to a group of working-class youths in a grimy English city. Bob Hoskins plays Alan Darcy a sweet, well-meaning man trying to do good against insurmountable odds. Shot in black-and-white the visual despair of the public housing projects and the almost bombed-out urban landscape highlights the dark mood of the film. Why should these unemployed young men care about Darcy's dream? They're on the dole and have their alcohol, drugs and football. Why bother? This is Darcy's challenge.

The excellent ensemble cast brings life to the rather loose, not-so-good script. But the actors pull it off admirably and provide us with a good, although disturbing film. Definitely not Saturday-night-lite, rent-a-video with the family stuff, but still very good. If you're in the mood.


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