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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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Comedy | Drama

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3 November 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Newcastle Boys  »

Box Office

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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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Trivia

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

Gerry McCarten: Sewell man, we're going nicking. Nicking things to sell. For proper money like.
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FIRESTARTER
Written by Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley,
Jonathan Jeczalik, Paul Morley, Gary Langan & Kim Deal
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. / Period Music
(administered by Zomba Songs Inc.) (BMI)
(administered by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. in the UK and Eire) / Universal / MCA Music Ltd. / Perfect Songs / Unforgettable Songs Ltd.
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company / Mute Records / Beggars Banquet / XL Recording
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Frequently funny kitchen-sinker

Typically northern movie about a couple of working-class kids having fun and getting into scrapes while trying to save up for season tickets to the Toon, this has quite a few moments of hilarity and some of moving tragedy, was eclipsed by Billy Elliot at the cinemas but deserves some attention. The two leads are pretty reasonable for child actors and the story is kinda fun too, fans of yer Full Monty, Brassed Off, Gregory's Girl type thing should probably give it a chance.


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