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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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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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This life was so close to never happening See more »

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

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Brittany Murphy was originally lined up to play Mary D'Annunzio but left the project. See more »

Goofs

When Kostya is waiting outside Monty's apartment catcalling the women that walk by, he refers to himself as Russian: "I make you half-black half-Russian baby" We know from other scenes in the movie that Kostya is Ukrainian and does NOT like to be confused with Russians. See more »

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

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References Do the Right Thing (1989) See more »

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Cavern
Written by Scott Hartley, Richard McGuire, Salvatore Principato and Dennis Young
Performed by Liquid Liquid
Courtesy of Grand Royal
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A Haunting Dose of Reality
16 July 2003 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Having seen Spike Lee's "25th Hour", I must say I was pleased. Lee's plot is both involving and heartfelt, showing the essence of reality. His script is fresh, yet somewhat slow in spots. His characters shine, however, in a truly believeable tale of consequence. Edward Norton, in another masterful performance, shows an almost frightening level of genuine human emotion as the protagonist Montgomery Brogan. The supporting cast consisting of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, and veteran Brian Cox provide a solid foundation that allows Lee's story to flow freely. While most would consider this tale a literal one, take note: It is quite apparent, through subtlety and the rather obvious "restroom mirror scene" that Spike Lee has a message he wants to get across. What I think makes "25th Hour" so appealing on a theoretical level is the fact that his message is surprisingly open-ended; allowing the individual viewer to decide what he or she wants to retain from the film. This is a genuine film experience; a haunting dose of reality.


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