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Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 March 2007 (USA)
Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Friend ...
Young Brian
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Martin Jackson
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Robert Cawsey ...
University Challenge Competitor
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University Challenge Competitor
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Dr. Morrison
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Josh
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Marcus
Joe Van Moyland ...
Hippy at the Party
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Storyline

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching "University Challenge," a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past. He's smitten, and he carelessly manages to hurt the feelings of Rebecca Epstein, a friend whose politics and wit he admires. The Challenge finale is coming up; maybe Brian can redeem himself and still avoid being a prat. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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9 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy kvízválasztó  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£207,345 (United Kingdom), 12 November 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,141, 25 February 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$210,128, 23 March 2007
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lindsay Duncan, Guy Henry, and Simon Woods appeared together in the TV show Rome (2005). See more »

Goofs

In the follow-up questions on University Challenge, answers must be given through the team captain. The movie shows both Alice and Brian answering follow-up questions themselves. However, this was quite normal in the original series, the "captain restriction" appearing to be a feature of the Paxman era. See more »

Quotes

Julie Jackson: The people who really care about you don't mind if you make mistakes. It's what you do next that matters.
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Connections

Featured in University Challenge: The Story So Far (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

In Between Days
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith
Published by Fiction Songs Ltd. / BMG Songs, Inc. / BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Fiction Records / Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Starter for Ten is a 10
30 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you don't like this movie, you just don't have a heart. I read some of the reviews here and they claim it's an American movie with an American budget and it does not portray england as it is/was. give me a break. It's a wonderful movie. I suppose you can say something like that about every movie. I live in Bangkok, do I think 'the beach' is the real Thailand? Hollywood has done far worse. Movies are movies, and thanks god this one is a great movie, with a great leading man/boy. He is probably a bit too old for the role, but he plays so well, that you forget about his age and you will enjoy this movie. Don't believe the negative reviews.


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