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Purely Belter (2000)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 November 2000 (UK)
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Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Beattie ...
Gerry McCarten
Greg McLane ...
Sewell
Charlie Hardwick ...
Mrs. McCarten
Roy Hudd ...
Mr. Sewell
Tim Healy ...
Mr. McCarten
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Mr. Caird
Jody Baldwin ...
Gemma
Kerry Ann Christiansen ...
Bridget
Tracy Whitwell ...
Clare
Kate Garbutt ...
Baby Sheara
Laura Garbutt ...
Baby Sheara
Su Elliot ...
Mrs. Brabin (as Su Elliott)
Daniel James Lake ...
Matthew Brabin
Tracey Wilkinson ...
Mrs. Caird
Libby Davison ...
Miss Warren
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Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

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They're a couple of zeros short of a grand

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3 November 2000 (UK)  »

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Newcastle Boys  »

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£289,571 (UK) (3 November 2000)

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ESP 9,641,139 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Though in the movie Gerry McCarten is a die-hard Newcastle fan, in real life 'Chris Beattie' supports Sunderland. See more »

Goofs

When the boys enter Mrs. Brabbin's backyard after she calls them over, there are dogs running everywhere. She says that there are at least fourteen of them. They load up the refrigerator and, while Mrs. Brabin watches them, they leave the backyard. Suddenly all the dogs are gone. See more »

Quotes

Vicar: He was a loyal friend, a doting father, a loving husband who was cruelly taken from us, during a moments lack of concentration, crossing the inner-ring road, late last Thursday night. We will all miss Billy McCarten.
Gerry McCarten: Thank fuck the busdriver didn't.
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I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY
Written by Roy Wood
Published by Roy Wood Publishing
Performed by Wizzard
(P) 1973 Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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British Films Rule!
30 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I cannot understand the numptees that have given a low rating to this film - it's quite simply British film making at its best.

What really enhances this for me is the films raw honesty. There's no frills to this and it pictures lower class British life as it is - with a touch of humour too! The cast are (to me) unknown and Chris Beattie who plays the lead role is a cracking actor with a big future I hope.

A movie debut by Geordie legend, Alan Shearer, does not impact on tghe plot line or the viewer enjoyment either.

This is never going to be the best film you ever watch, but I emplore you to obtain a copy and enjoy what I think's a fantastic film!

Cheers, GE


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