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24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 May 1998 (USA)
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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,... 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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gang | fight | hiking | working class | wales | See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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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Box Office

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DEM 9,073 (Germany) (1 May 1998)

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DEM 9,073 (Germany) (1 May 1998)
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Shane Meadows wrote the part of Darcy specifically for Bob Hoskins. 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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Written by Tim Buckley
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Precious, angry, alive.
12 February 2001 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

This wonderful film ironises the feel-good 'Rocky' tradition to critique an ideology - Thatcherism - that poisoned a nation still searching for the antidote. Like all Meadows films, this is great fun, with authentic-seeming performances matched by remarkable style which mixes stylised naturalism and sketch-like sequences. But looming over the larks is a depressing framing story - we know the plot ends up here. The unbearable tension is wondering how. The answer is heartbreaking, showing how the thatcher years brought Britain to the brink of fascism, where an underclass are either bullied or ignored to a point where the only means of expression is self-destructive violence. The 'poetic' voiceover is a mistake, especially for a director of Meadow's visual intelligence, but he'll get there. A great feature debut.


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