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Twin Town (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1997 (USA)
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached ... See full summary »

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Llyr Ifans ...
Julian Lewis (as Llyr Evans)
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Jeremy Lewis
Dorien Thomas ...
Greyo
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Buddug Williams ...
Mrs. Mort
Ronnie Williams ...
Mr. Mort
Huw Ceredig ...
Fatty Lewis
Rachel Scorgie ...
Adie Lewis
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Jean Lewis
Mary Allen ...
Olive
Paul Durden ...
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Dodgy
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Brian Hibbard ...
Dai Reese
Morgan Hopkins ...
Chip Roberts
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Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached housing is suddenly cleaved apart by two young lads tearing through the neighbourhood in a two tone BMW 525. Julian and Jeremy are in deep trouble. Their dysfunctional family scrapes together a living from their dole money and odd-jobs offered to their father. The boys have long since turned to drug abuse and car theft leading a happy-go-lucky life in downtown no-hoper city. In due course the plot thickens as the boys are out for revenge against wealthy club owner Bryn who is not particularly helpful in providing compensation when their father is hit by an accident when working on his premises. The boys are fairly imaginative when it comes to planning their strike, culminating in scenes which all dog-haters and karaoke loathers will love. Written by Alexander Weidt <demos@cs.tu-berlin.de>

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An extreme comedy. See more »

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9 May 1997 (USA)  »

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A Cidade dos Gémeos  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$74,188 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Trivia

The Cartwright's house was the family home of the owners of Mumbles Pier. See more »

Quotes

Terry: Three words? They hired a poet to do three fucking words?
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Crazy Mixed Up Girl
Written by Martin Ace and Paul Durden
Performed by Martin Ace
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Very Good
29 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's quite nice to see how good this film is when you think about it. A lot of people don't really know much about Welsh films and to be honest it's because there isn't that many unless there are in welsh language. Before Dougrary Scott starred in Mission Impossible 2 and Ripley's game there was Twin Town and the same goes for Rhys Ifans who stole most of the limelight on Notting Hill as the mad masturbating Welshman Spike but it all started here with Kevin Allen's Twin Town. A hard look at Swansea life through so many different characters who you forget who is who after the first half hour but what a bunch of characters they are. Most of them actually put Wales to shame but with a funny twist of humour and violence. This came hot on the heels of Trainspotting and had a lot to look up to but I think this just as good as Trainspotting. It starts off well enough and keeps going throughout without it letting up for a second till the end credits. Even though there are some ruthless people in this you can't help but fall in love with them especially Terry played by Dougrary Scoot who is just so comic as a hard cop bully who thinks he is the man but is actually very accident prone at most times and that's what makes him great amongst other roles.

This is a so much happening here and we should look at this for what it is which is a feel good film that starts you off straight away and doesn't let you stop till the end credits.


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