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Twin Town (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  9 May 1997 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Llyr Ifans ...
Julian Lewis (as Llyr Evans)
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Jeremy Lewis
Dorien Thomas ...
Greyo
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Terry Walsh
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 ...
Taxi Driver
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Dodgy
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Dai Reese
Morgan Hopkins ...
Chip Roberts
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Storyline

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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9 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gémeos  »

Box Office

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Kevin Allen's feature directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Lewis: Why is it that a 2 litre bottle of coke costs 27 pence, but a 1 litre bottle costs 37 pence?
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References Cocktail (1988) See more »

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The Other Man's Grass is Always Greener
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Wildly original! Loved it!!!
12 May 2002 | by (Denver, CO USA) – See all my reviews

Twin Town has to be seen to be believed! It can make you laugh harder than you could ever imagine, mainly because the characters are like

people that you know and love. It is a story of life in Swansea, South Wales... a new and different culture for some of us. The scenery is gorgeous, the accents are char- ming, and the script is clever and incredibly funny!!! Rhys Ifans and Llyr Evans (brothers in reality) are Jeremy and Julian Lewis, two boys who are out for revenge after their dad is injured at work and his boss refuses to compensate him. What follows is some of the crudest, most off-the-wall humor in the history of film. (Look for Fergie the poodle and the wiener-wagon scene --- I laughed out loud!) Suprisingly, there are some serious moments as well, and you may find yourself wiping away a tear. This is when you find your identification with the Boys, and the movie becomes yet even more wonderful. All in all, this is my favorite movie because of the wonderfully warm and funny cast and the never-say-die attitude of the Lewis brothers. Don't miss it!


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