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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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Rated R for pervasive strong violence, language and drugs, and for strong scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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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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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 Neighbours (1985) See more »

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From the album 'Les Nouvelles Polyphones Corses - In Paradise'
Written by Trad./Arr. Peg Patrizia
Publishing by Polygram Editions
Courtesy of Mercury Records France
Licensed by kind permission of
The Polygram Commercial Marketing Division
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Pulls its punches but the soundtrack is a knockout
11 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

British character acting at its gritty and often ugly best. Ultimately a tale of redemption set against the palsied urban underbelly of post Thatcher Britain. Stark monochrome landscapes and 'facescapes' parallel a discarded social class, drained of its own colour.

All set off by a notable soundtrack including stuff from The Charlatans, Sun House, Van Morrison and Paul Weller.

The main criticism I would level at this film is the lack of story-flow. Too many set pieces strung together to get 'the point' across. It lost its heart somewhere in post production I would guess.

On balance it's hardly a bundle of laughs BUT still worthy of a sound 8. (eight)


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