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25th Hour (2002)

R | | Drama | 10 January 2003 (USA)
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Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Siragusa ...
Levan Uchaneishvili ...
Uncle Nikolai (as Levani)
Agent Allen
Senka Valghobek
Michael Genet ...
Agent Cunningham
Al Palagonia ...
Salvatore Dominick


The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. Written by Justin Harris <jharris316@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This life was so close to never happening See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 25th Hour  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$108,865 (USA) (20 December 2002)


$13,060,843 (USA) (4 April 2003)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The quote "Champagne for My Real Friends, Real Pain for My Sham Friends." Inspired the title of a Fall Out Boy song of the same name on their 2005 album 'From Under the Cork Tree.' See more »


The style of Monty's goatee changes between his conversation at the trophy case and arriving in Jake's classroom. See more »


[first lines]
Monty Brogan: Look at this. He's alive.
Kostya Novotny: This dog, how you call it? Bull pit?
Monty Brogan: No, Pit-Bull. But that's not a pit bull. I don't know, I don't know what he is. I bet he lost somebody some money though. Give me your gun.
Kostya Novotny: Shooting him?
Monty Brogan: Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks ... Bruce "Da Boss" Springsteen See more »


References Do the Right Thing (1989) See more »


Written by Patrick Patterson and Steve Scipio
Performed by Cymande
Courtesy of Janus Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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User Reviews

A very intelligent film that I just couldn't care about.
8 June 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The cast are excellent, and all deliver perfectly good performances but the script is a little lack-lustre giving them very little to work with.

It is a detailed view of the time before a likable criminal goes to prison for the first time, showing his fears and his friends fears and all the various emotions and guilt surrounding him.

The feeling of paranoia and fear is demonstrated well by Norton with a surprising turn near the end, the film is always consistent and believable.

I just didn't enjoy it. It is believable but not moving, there are dark bits but nothing exceptional and there is no tension.

It would be harsh to say it's a bad film since it achieves what is sets out to do which is show that going to prison can be a terrifying experience, but it just found it too detached.

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