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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)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Spike Lee: [basketball] Both Monty and Naturelle played high school basketball; another scene depicts a playground game. Also, Frank is reminded by his boss that they have courtside seats for an upcoming game. See more »


In the scene with Uncle Nikolai he cocks the handgun on his table, which pulls back the hammer. Monty is then given the gun, and when he puts it to Kostya's head he pulls back the hammer again. 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 »


Flava in Ya Ear
Written by Harvey Osten and Craig Mack
Performed by Craig Mack
Courtesy of Bad Boy Records
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User Reviews

A different kind of movie..
24 October 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This great picture by the greatly discussed Spike Lee is one of a kind. What really makes this shine through the constant rubble being made by either incompetent directors or inexperienced ones is first of all, the incredible acting and for that you need great characters that are well thought-out and second comes the frighteningly real and tragic story. Which Lee handles with utmost care and outstanding precision.

Lee's trademarks are present here and the cinematography suits the feel of the movie very well. The final product feels very polished, but true to the story and it is those small things that some of us notice, those details that separate a veteran from a novice. There are some weak points, but they are only minor.

The acting here is top notch. Norton convinces once again and makes for a great heartfelt performance and Hoffman is equally impressive. However, I was completely blown away by Pepper. Barry Pepper. He 'was' continuously Frank and very consistent in his acting. The scene where he breaks down and Norton thanks him in a way for what he has done is one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever seen. It felt so authentic.

Furthermore, I can keep writing about how great this movie is or how good the acting, but eventually you have to decide for yourself. I can only recommend it.

So, I say to you, if you can, see this movie as soon as possible.

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