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25th Hour (2002)

 -  Crime | 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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Salvatore Dominick
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Storyline

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>

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drugs | drug dealing | dream | teacher | bar | See more »

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This life was so close to never happening See more »

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Crime | Drama

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

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Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA)  »

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The 25th Hour  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,399 (Brazil) (23 May 2003)

Gross:

$32,399 (Brazil) (23 May 2003)
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Trivia

Edward Norton says he took every penny he made from Red Dragon (2002) to finance this film. See more »

Goofs

When Monty expresses his disgust against Pakistan originated immigrants, the magazine cover placed on taxi cab's cabinet beside a Pakistani flag wasn't a Pakistani one, rather it was a Bangladeshi tabloid with Bengali font and their actors in it. See more »

Quotes

[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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A Spike Lee Joint See more »

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Referenced in Happy Endings: Dave of the Dead (2011) See more »

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Warm It Up Kane
Written by Big Daddy Kane (as Antonio Hardy)
Performed by Big Daddy Kane
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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