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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
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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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Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gémeos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

The actors who play "the twins" are, in fact, brothers, but not twins (as, indeed, are "the twins"). See more »

Quotes

Fatty Lewis: This glue is for sticking my model aeroplanes together, not sticking up your fucking noses! Buy your own fucking glue!
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Connections

References Serpico (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Motown Junk
Written by James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore, Nicky Wire, Richey Edwards
Performed by Manic Street Preachers
Courtesy of Sony Music Publishing
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a pretty funny and interesting film
11 October 1999 | by (Irvine, California) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the film, but can easily see how others might not feel as I did. When I saw the preview, I was immediately interested in the movie -- despite the fact that the preview I saw revealed nothing about the film itself. The most I ever get to learn or hear about Wales is through reading Hollinshed's histories of the middle ages. It was interesting to see a film actually set in a modern Welsh town.

Besides, it was f'ing hilarious.


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