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
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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
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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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£289,571 (UK) (3 November 2000)
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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

Sewell: If I'd wanted to hear a whining asshole, I'd have farted.
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DREAMS
Written by Gabrielle (as Gabriella Bobb) & Timothy Laws
Published by Perfect Songs Ltd. / Period Music
(administered by Zomba Songs Inc.) (BMI)
(administered by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. in the UK and Eire)
Performed by Gabrielle
Courtesy of Go! Beat / Polydor UK Ltd.
Licensed by kind permission from The Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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Ultimately a feel good movie full of kind black humour
6 July 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Our odd little "heros" don't want much. And they don't expect much. But it seems that even that little bit is more than they are going to get in life. Their bleak environment conspires against them at every turn. How nice than that along the way of pushing the proverbial uphill, their innocent simple kindness manages to let a little light into the life of some of the more sympathetic of their fellow sufferers who are also up against it.

There are exquisite, bleakly funny, little twists and turns, there is (pitch) black humour embedded in what are profoundly tragic circumstances. It meanders desperately and seemingly endlessly but just as one is about to murder the author for cruelty above and beyond what's acceptable even to fictional characters, some loose ends come together for those who don't blink at the crucial moment.

Everyone I saw walking out of the cinema was smiling, and that memory has stayed with me for the several years between now and then.


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