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Peter Hook from New Order described the film as "A film about the biggest c**t in Manchester, played by the second biggest".
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Joy Division and New Order bass player, Peter Hook, was meant to have a cameo role in the film, playing a man who crashes his car after being hit by poisoned pigeons. Unfortunately, on the morning of the shoot, the film makers realized that they had no insurance for "real" musicians.
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The opening scene, in which Tony Wilson (played by Steve Coogan) goes hang-gliding for an item on his regional Granada news program, really happened. Furthermore, original Granada footage, showing the real Tony Wilson in some distress, has been spliced into this scene.
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The original Hacienda club was demolished in Autumn 2000, three years after its closure; so, based mainly on people's memory, a replica was built in a disused warehouse. Many of the accessories from the club were bought at auction when the club was closed and are used in the movie. The Hacienda has since been replaced by luxury apartments, also called Hacienda.
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The character Charles is a composite character based on many Granada producers. The name Charles was chosen in honor of Charles Sturridge, out of whose apartment Factory Records was run.
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Ralf Little plays Peter Hook in the film. Caroline Aherne, the writer of The Royle Family (1998), which Little also stars in, was once married to Hook.
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Scriptwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce used to write for Coronation Street (1960). Many actors from the movie have appeared in Coronation Street at one time or another, including: Danny Cunningham, Nigel Pivaro, Peter Kay, Martin Hancock, Naomi Radcliffe, Margi Clarke, Kieran O'Brien and Fiona Allen.
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The exterior Hacienda scenes were faithfully shot at the correct location, i.e. the corner of Whitworth Street West and Albion Street in central Manchester. The Happy Mondays' video shoot scene with the children was shot at The Ritz, another nightclub on Whitworth Street West. The interior scenes for the Factory nights in the first half of the film were shot at Jilly's (formerly Rockworld), a nightclub around the corner on Oxford Road.
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Following the film's release, Tony Wilson had to apologize to Mick Hucknall for the two comments made in the film about him.
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In an interview with Q magazine in the April 2003 issue, a reader asked Mick Hucknall his view to the comment about the insult on him at the end. Hucknall retorted that "Steve Coogan plays 'Alan Partridge' well because he is Alan Partridge in real life".
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As a nod from Tony Wilson and Factory Records, the film was given its own Factory catalog number (FAC 401). The film website is tagged as FAC 433.
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In 2003, Tony Wilson wrote a novelization titled "24 Hour Party People: What the Sleeve Notes Never Tell You" based on the screenplay for the film.
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In the scene at the Factory Records office, where the owners of London Records have arrived to discuss potentially funding the Happy Mondays studio time for their new album, the instrumental demo of the new album is played on the stereo. One of the members of the Happy Mondays is heard to say "I like that, turn it up". This phrase is included as a sample at the beginning of the Happy Mondays song "Mad Cyril" track 3 on the Happy Mondays second album, "Bummed"
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Christopher Eccleston:  The man quoting Boethius in the tunnel asking for change.
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