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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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Brian Hibbard ...
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 GĂ©meos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The scene in a restaurant (which follows the scene where Greyo and Terry Walsh meet the English drug dealer outside Swansea train station) was filmed in a restaurant called "The Espresso". In real life geography this location makes perfect sense as the restaurant itself is directly adjacent to the train station and there is, in fact, a plaque mounted by the side of the table where the scene was filmed. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Lewis: I'm a big, bad, bong-banging bible basher!
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Downtown
Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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Pure Genius
3 November 2002 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

Being a Swansea girl originally, I had no trouble in deciphering the accents...

Swansea is indeed an Ugly, Lovely City, and the stark and honest portrayal of life in the dull valleys of south Wales, where unemployment is high, was a piece of script writing and directing genius. The Lewis "twins" were played brilliantly by the Evans brothers, and their honest and forthright portrayal of two youngsters bored with the humdrum life was refreshing and gritty. The human touch in this film was evident from the start, and in many areas it seemed to have an almost Docu Drama type genre, which added to the realism. It is unfair to compare Twin town to Trainspotting, as there are no comparisons to be made, both should be viewed as independant films, and to link them together does the would be viewer no justice. Twin Town has all the elements of a great movie, Comedy, Drama, and in combining these,the viewer cannot help but become attached to the characters. This film made me laugh, gasp and cry.A stroke of Pure Genius.


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