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Release Date:
4 October 2002 (Ireland) See more »
It's you and Liam, against the world. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Martin Compston ... Liam

William Ruane ... Pinball
Annmarie Fulton ... Chantelle
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 ... Night-time
Gary Maitland ... Side-kick
Scott Dymond ... Davi-Vampire
Mark Dallas ... Pizza Boy
Stephen McGivern ... Pizza Boy
Robert Muir ... Pizza Boy
Matt Costello ... Motorbike Policeman
Sandy Hewitt ... Truck Driver
Mercy ... Three Legged Dog
Lily Smart ... Barmaid
Bruce Sturrock ... Caravan Site Manager
William Cassidy ... Mugger
Robert McFadyen ... Mugger
Stephen Purdon ... Mugger
Tony Collins ... Cold Pizza Man
Marie Shankley ... Woman on stairs
Louise Anderson
Jackie Baker
David Charles
Donna Clark
Robert Cowan
Samuel Cowan
Tracey Cowan
Anastacia Davies
James Doherty
Daniel Donnelly
Sally Fisher
Lynn Gardiner
Elizabeth Gatens
Christopher Graham
Michael Graham
Martin Gribbin
Darnell Hooks
Thomas Hopkins
Jean Keenan
Ann Marie Lafferty (as Anne-Marie Lafferty)
Ann Lynch
Gina McGee
Tommy McKinla
Theresa McNeil
Daniel McDermid
Donald McPhil
Robbie Meldrum
Maryanne Melvin
David Miller
Len Mullen
Summer Murray
Eileen O'Connor
Catherine O'Donaghue
Sharon Owens
Craig Park
Jean Robertson
Kieran Rowe
Mary Scott
Kenneth Shand
John Simpson
James Storey
Brian Strachan
Cherenay Strand
Jackie Sutherland
Kyle Turner
Chris Walker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Cameron ... Clubber (uncredited)

Directed by
Ken Loach 
Writing credits
Paul Laverty (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael André .... co-producer
Ulrich Felsberg .... co-producer
Peter Gallagher .... line producer
Gerardo Herrero .... co-producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... producer
Luke Schiller .... german production: I.P.S. Berlin
Original Music by
George Fenton 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Morris 
Production Design by
Martin Johnson 
Art Direction by
Fergus Clegg 
Costume Design by
Carole K. Millar 
Makeup Department
Kamaura Eley .... assistant hair stylist
Sarah Fidelo .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Chad .... trainee assistant director
David Gilchrist .... first assistant director
Elaine Mackenzie .... assistant director (as Elaine MacKenzie)
Michael Queen .... assistant director
Art Department
Adam Alexander .... dressing props
Sandy Borthwick .... painter
Phil Bowen .... carpenter
Julie Ann Horan .... assistant art director
William Maxwell .... stand-by carpenter
Campbell Mitchell .... stand-by props
Lee Porter .... prop buyer
Alex Robertson .... carpenter
Danny Sumsion .... construction manager
Ben Johnson .... daily dressing props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Ray Beckett .... sound mixer
Kieran Boyne .... sound assistant
Kevin Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Robert Brazier .... foley re-recording mixer
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Murphy .... boom operator (as Pete Murphy)
Mark Sheffield .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Wolf Bosse .... special effects
Perry Costello .... armourer
Visual Effects by
Duc Minh Tran .... digital artist
Stuart Clark .... stunts
George Cottle .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Dave Fisher .... stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Derek Lea .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Joss Barratt .... still photographer
Julie Bills .... clapper loader
Robert Fernandes .... electrician
Carl Hudson .... focus puller
Paul Murphy .... gaffer
Georg Nonnenmacher .... best boy
Julia Robinson .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deidre Johnston .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Paul Clegg .... second assistant editor
Shuna Frood .... post-production coordinator
Anthony Morris .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
Beverley Syme .... location assistant
Music Department
Simon Chamberlain .... music producer
George Fenton .... music producer
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Steve Price .... music recordist
Transportation Department
Willie Kelly .... action vehicles (as Willy Kelly)
Tim Schau .... driver
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Joanna Ashton-Jones .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Emma Bedford .... floor runner
Andrew Bonner .... misc crew
Denise Booth .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Martin Butterworth .... title designer
Frank Graf .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Abigail Howkins .... production coordinator
Elizabeth Hurley .... production accountant
James Lemus .... craft service
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Hailon Li .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Valentina Lori .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Lucy Marr .... assistant accountant
Pamela Marshall .... researcher
Beverley Murray .... production assistant
Karin C. Müller .... road movies team
Marie A. Nazar .... publicist
Volker Otte .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Leigh Pickford .... production assistant
Rainer Pyls .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Virginia Romero .... staff production associate
Ute Schneider .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Kai-Peter Uhlig .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Jona Wirbeleit .... production team: Road Movies (uncredited)

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content and some violence
106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Denmark:11 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Japan:PG-12 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) | Switzerland:14 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:18 | UK:15 (Inverclyde, Scotland) | USA:R

Did You Know?

The film sparked a censorship debate in the UK regarding the amount of bad language used. Under current British Board of Film Classification rules, multiple uses of the word "fuck" usually only warrant a 15-certificate, but even a single aggressive use of the word "cunt" tends to lead to an 18-certificate, as was the case with Sweet Sixteen. It was argued, however, that this would prevent the people who could most closely identify with the characters in the film from going to see it, and that such language was much more commonly used, and therefore less offensive, in the north of the UK, where the film was set. The London based censors, however, stuck to their guns, although the local authority who cover the area where the film was shot, Inverclyde, utilized their cinema licensing powers to overrule this, and awarded the film a 15-certificate for screenings in their area.See more »
Movie Connections:
The Arrival of the Night QueenSee more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Watched it, 17 October 2002
Author: graeme92 from United Kingdom

I recently watched 'Sweet Sixteen', and I thought that they exaggerated the Greenock lifestyle a bit. I live in Greenock and I don't see myself living in that way. The acting was really good, especially since they never acted before. On the whole, I thought the film was quite good, with the exception of the lifestyle.

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