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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.



(novel), (screenplay)
2,819 ( 285)
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)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


On-screen father and son Brian Cox and Edward Norton have both appeared in films with the Hannibal Lecter character: Cox played Lecter in Manhunter (1986), while Norton played Will Graham in that movie's remake, Red Dragon (2002). Philip Seymour Hoffman also appeared in Red Dragon (2002) as reporter Freddy Lounds. See more »


After Jacob finishes his champagne at the table at the dance club while drinking with Monty, his glass suddenly refills itself. 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 Koyaanisqatsi (1982) 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

Don't underestimate this movie...
9 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people will tell you this movie is not what they had expected but these are the same people who didn't get fight club. Just watch this movie and you'll understand..... The soundtrack throughout the movie does NOT distract you from the movie, hey maybe you were expecting THE English PATIENT#@$%, This is one of Ed Norton's finest performances. The side actors were very good as well but he really shines. Brian Cox does a fantastic job as his father. Without him, the movie wouldn't be told right. This is a movie that takes patience to understand. Not for anyone who wants to change the channel after the first 3 minutes.

Every man, woman and child should see the desert once in their life. That line just sticks to me so good that I wish every movie after that had a line like that. It's kind of like "Unfortunately no one can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself". Kind of like that, maybe I'm going too far.

But those who get this movie, it'll stay with you for a very long time, I promise you that. The ending alone is too good, forget about the mirror scene...

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