Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

Director: John Hay
Stars: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Messrs Lawton (a hit-man), Horton (expecting some middle-aged dating agency nooky) and Orton (checking out properties for his boss) converge on the Hotel Gabriella in Venice. Linguistic ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Bronson Pinchot, Dudley Moore, Bryan Brown
Brassed Off (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The coal mine in a northern English village may be closing, which would also mean the end of the miners' brass band.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald, Ewan McGregor
Little Voice (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine
Hope Springs (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Mary Steenburgen
East Is East (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.

Director: Damien O'Donnell
Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Giese
Stars: Sean Bean, Emily Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite
West Is West (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett
Anuvahood (2011)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a ... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Deacon, Daniel Toland
Stars: Adam Deacon, Femi Oyeniran, Ollie Barbieri
Cass (2008)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned Jamaican baby is adopted by an elderly white couple and brought up in an all white area of London and becomes one of the most feared and respected men in Britain. Based on a true story.

Director: Jon S. Baird
Stars: Nonso Anozie, Gavin Brocker, Leo Gregory
The Firm (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Football hooligans organize themselves into firms that represent their favorite team.

Director: Nick Love
Stars: Paul Anderson, Calum MacNab, Daniel Mays
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A group of friends are balancing a wedding with Hull City's first ever appearance in a Wembley Cup Final.

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Richard Hope, Jacqueline Bucknell, Ronnie Stevens
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Beattie ...
Gerry McCarten
Greg McLane ...
Sewell
Charlie Hardwick ...
Mrs. McCarten
...
Mr. Sewell
Tim Healy ...
Mr. McCarten
...
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
...
Mrs. Caird
Libby Davison ...
Miss Warren
Edit

Storyline

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're a couple of zeros short of a grand

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Newcastle Boys  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£289,571 (UK) (3 November 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Though in the movie Gerry McCarten is a die-hard Newcastle fan, in real life 'Chris Beattie' supports Sunderland. See more »

Goofs

When Gerry And Sewell Go To The Sunderland, they are seen getting the bus at Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre, this is wrong because The Go-North East Bus Company and Nexus transport authority only run buses to Sunderland from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle See more »

Quotes

Sewell: Well which do you want man, the dearest or the cheapest?
See more »

Soundtracks

AMBULANCE
Written by Amos Pizzey & Berg
Published by Warner Chappell Music / Copyright Control
Performed by Bleachin'
Licensed by Boilerhouse / BMG Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Season Ticket
11 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mark Herman's (2000) film, drawn from Jonathan Tullock's novel 'Season Ticket', is set in Newcastle upon Tyne in the late '90s.

It weaves the tale of Gerry (Chris Beattie) and Sewell (Greg McLane) as they struggle to make sense of the deficiencies in their fractured lives and solve their insoluble problems, with football.

Within the framework of the close friendship between these two young men, we join them on a journey around Newcastle which can have only one ultimate destination - St James' Park, the home of the 'Toon', Newcastle United Football Club.

But the route is tortuous and led by the fertile imagination and determination of Gerry, Sewell and the rest of us are drawn along as we get to know the characters who populate their special world.

Gerry's semi-absent father (Tim Healy) terrorises the family between safe houses, beating his mother (Charlie Hardwick) and abusing his sister (Kerry Ann Christiansen) as he goes, while Sewell's grandfather (Roy Hudd) struggles to fill the gap left by his parents who have absconded long ago.

Yet, despite everything that confronts them, they unite together with a single, simple achievable aim in life - season tickets to watch Newcastle play.

This is a great film which - like Mark Herman's earlier films 'Brassed Off' and 'Little Voice' - contains the essential spirit of the region it reflects. What shines through is the indominatable spirit and irrepressible resilience of the young.

As the film closes a final unexpected twist places our two heroes exactly where they have wanted to be all along.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Spanish City BigJobMan
Discuss Purely Belter (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?