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Sweet Sixteen -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 October 2002 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's you and Liam, against the world. See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
9 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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(153 articles)
User Reviews:
A worthy attempt - will it hit it's mark? See more (73 total) »

Cast

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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)
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Directed by
Ken Loach 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
 
Stunts
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
 
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
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
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
Beverley Syme .... location assistant
Kai-Peter Uhlig .... crew member: Road Movies Filmproduktion
Jona Wirbeleit .... production team: Road Movies (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content and some violence
Runtime:
106 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Denmark:11 | France:U | 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
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The word "fuck" and its variations are used 313 times.See more »
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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A worthy attempt - will it hit it's mark?, 7 October 2002
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Winning awards and nominations at Cannes, Sweet Sixteen continues director Ken Loach's devotion to social awareness. After using film that directly affected legislative reform (Cathy Come Home) in 1965, his work has spanned the globe and a wide variety of social ills and with very varying fortunes in marketability. Sweet Sixteen looks at adolescent delinquency and the difficulties faced by youths who try desperately to escape the downward spiral that ruins their lives forever. The script, in broad Scots dialect, has an urgency and reality to it. The young actors come mostly from the deprived areas of Western Scotland where the film is set, many of them first-timers and of an age where they would not legally be admitted to the film. The scriptwriter bitterly attacked the BBFC over its ‘18' certificate decision, which was based mostly on the aggressive use of strong language. Meanwhile, English distributors looked at the use of subtitles to help adults south of the border cope.

The story follows 15-year old Liam (played by 17-yr old football player Martin Compston) as a youth who is determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison. The drug-dealing boyfriend of his mother and his empty-headed companion ‘Pinball', do little to make his quest easier. He opts for ‘means to an end' – a simple enough mistake we feel for a young boy in his circumstances. The consequences, of course, are told with shocking realism. Will the film have the sort of impact that ‘Cathy Come Home' had on homeless laws, and mean more attention is given to real support for youths in disadvantaged areas, rather than simply throwing money at the unwinnable war against drug dealing? The long list of agencies thanked in the closing credits shows how the people in the know pin their hopes on Loach – one of Britain's finest and conscience-filled directors – and one of our most ignored.

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