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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

R | | Crime, Drama | 4 October 2002 (UK)
Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

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Liam
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Annmarie Fulton ...
Michelle Abercromby ...
Suzanne
Michelle Coulter ...
Jean
Gary McCormack ...
Stan
Tommy McKee ...
Rab
Calum McAlees ...
Calum
Robert Rennie ...
Scullion
Martin McCardie ...
Tony
Robert Harrison ...
Tony's gang
George McNeilage ...
Tony's gang
Rikki Traynor ...
Tony's gang
Jon Morrison ...
Douglas
Junior Walker ...
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Storyline

Liam is a young, restless teen struggling to realize his dream in the gritty and dismal streets of Greenock, where unemployment is rampant and little hope is available to the city's youth. He is waiting for the release of his mother, Jean, from prison where she is completing a prison term for a crime that her boyfriend actually committed. Her boyfriend, Stan, is a crude and obnoxious drug pusher is partnered by Liam's equally rough and foul-mouthed, mean-spirited grandfather. Liam is determined to rescue his mother from both of them, which means creating a safe haven beyond their reach. But first he's got to raise the cash--no small feat for a young man. It's not long before Liam and his pals' crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can't let go. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Life...it's about to hit the fan. (US one-sheet) See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content and some violence | See all certifications »

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4 October 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Afili delikanli  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£144,388 (UK) (4 October 2002)

Gross:

$31,538 (USA) (26 August 2016)
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The film was shot in sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Life with Derek: Not So Sweet Sixteen (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Arrival of the Night Queen
from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Failoni Orchestra, Budapest and Helen Kwon
Licensed courtesy of HNH International Ltd
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fantastic must see film
6 October 2002 | by (Yorkhill ,Glasgow) – See all my reviews

From the opening scenes to the closing credits it was wonderful the acting the storyline the direction were wonderful, if this dosent move you nothing will, young Liam and Chantelles scene in the flat was so powerfull,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,a fantastic must see film


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