6.3/10
1,504
35 user 29 critic

16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R | | Crime, Drama | 30 July 2004 (UK)
Trailer
2:21 | Trailer
16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Director:

Writer:

4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Outlines the history of 40 years of the skinhead subculture, beginning with the most recent versions of the culture.

Director: Daniel Schweizer
Stars: Laurel Aitken, Buster Bloodvessel, Jimmy Pursey
Skin II (2008)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Frankie is a young man from Netherlands, in 1979. His father is a Jew, survivor from the Holocaust, a very strict man who owns a Laundry. His mother is a good-hearted woman who wants her ... See full summary »

Director: Hanro Smitsman
Stars: John Buijsman, Chris Comvalius, Guus Dam
Steel Toes (2007)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Rage and intolerance collide with compassion Academy-Award nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Adam, David Gow
Stars: David Strathairn, Andrew W. Walker, Marina Orsini
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three twisted tales of abuse, drugs, displaced personalities and insect life by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Stephen McCole, Maurice Roëves, Garry Sweeney
Made in Britain (TV Movie 1982)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Tim Roth, Terry Richards, Bill Stewart
Kriegerin (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wnendt
Stars: Alina Levshin, Jella Haase, Sayed Ahmad
Russia 88 (2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gang of skinheads 'Russia 88' are filming propaganda videos in order to place it on the internet. At the same time the camera records the life of the gang, they become accustomed to this ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Bardin
Stars: Pyotr Fyodorov, Kazbek Kibizov, Aleksandr Makarov
AfterLife (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ambitious Scottish journalist is torn between a high-profile career and caring for his younger sister who has Downs Syndrome.

Director: Alison Peebles
Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Kevin McKidd, Paula Sage
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An astronomer enters into a destructive affair with a photographer.

Director: Richard Jobson
Stars: Jamie Sives, Julie Gayet, Jason Flemyng
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Martin Arrowsmith, Dave Blant, Darren Campbell
Small Faces (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Stars: Iain Robertson, Joe McFadden, Steven Duffy
Pariah (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the... See full summary »

Director: Randolph Kret
Stars: Damon Jones, Dave Oren Ward, Davidlee Willson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frankie
...
Helen
...
Mary
...
Miller
Michael Moreland ...
Budgie
Russell Anderson ...
Kill
...
Frankie - Boy
Lewis Macleod ...
Frankie's Father (as Lewis MacLeod)
Lisa May Cooper ...
Frankie's Mother
...
Jake
...
Dad's Lover
...
Director
...
Male Actor
Marcia Rose ...
Female Actor
...
Rival Gang Boy 1 (as Naoufal Ousellam)
Edit

Storyline

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

16 hronia alkool  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$82 (USA) (15 April 2005)

Gross:

$7,515 (USA) (13 May 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

He'll Have to Go
Performed by Keith Atack
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
arty attempt at the 'rehabilitated alcoholic' story
8 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is on one level a very gritty story of alcohol abuse and violence; on another it is an aesthetically realised elegy to hope and hopelessness. The beautiful images of historic Edinburgh are used unpretentiously as a backdrop to mindlessly savage beatings and physical intimidation, cinematic techniques involving varied use of lighting, colour, slow motion and overt symbolism. In one scene, the dead-end nature of the lives of people in a bar is demonstrated by showing them as corpses, seated with their drinks and covered in cobwebs, as the main protagonist looks on and questions his own downward-spiralling life of drink and vengeance. There is some light in the character of Helen, an art school graduate whose love might inspire hoodlum Frankie to give up his drunken brawling loud-mouthed ways, but ultimately the story of the slow and painful attempts of an alcoholic to reform himself will be too easily forgotten. The artistic attempts of writer/director and former Skids band-member Richard Jobson are what make the biggest impression – it remains to be seen whether Jobson can subsequently produce of work of creative genius rather than something that simply suggests considerable talent.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is that song petrifiedmetal
why cant i see this movie sam_jam_ppl
Kubrick? Jake_Blues
Poetry Belle11
U.S. DVD Release Announced eo_guy
Billards PlastiqueFantastique
Discuss 16 Years of Alcohol (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?