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Awaydays (2009)

| Drama | 22 May 2009 (UK)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex,... See full summary »

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Carty
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Elvis
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Godden
Oliver Lee ...
Baby
Lee Battle ...
Billy
Michael Ryan ...
Marty (as Micheal Ryan)
Sean Ward ...
Robbie
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Pee Wee (as Anthony Burrows)
David Barlow ...
Eddie
Elliot Hughes ...
Jimmy
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Molly (as Holliday Granger)
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Uncle Bob
Ged McKenna ...
Mr. Carty
Lianne Sorsa ...
Suzy (as Lianna Sorza)
Dannielle Malone ...
Janie (as Danielle Malone)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting. Written by FilmFinders

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During one scene, Elvis talks about the idea of hanging himself whilst listening to "New Dawn Fades" by Joy Division. In 1980, Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division actually commited suicide the same way. See more »

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In the Probe Records scene, a copy of the Manuel Gottsching album "E2E4" can be seen on the wall. The film is set in 1979 but the album wasn't released until 1984. See more »

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The credits thank "Nicola & Eddy at Camel Llairds". The correct spelling of this famous shipbuilder is "Cammell Laird" See more »

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Dislocation
Written by Billy Currie and John Foxx
Performed by Ultravox
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Disappointing
2 August 2009 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Having read Kevin Sampson's thoughtful novel the screen version is something of a disappointment. Characterisation and motivation are largely over-looked in favour of scenes of adrenaline-charged violence. The clothing and style of the era are meticulously created for "The pack" (the hooligan group that Carty joins) but you have to question why the people they fight are generally older less fashionably dressed groups. The pack also emerge from every fight with barely an injury. The music itself is good but often misused - is Joy Division's delicately mournful "The Eternal" really an appropriate soundtrack to a group of bovver boys snarling their way down the street? Shane Meadows "This is England" offers a far superior vision of the period.


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