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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Bell ...
Carty
Liam Boyle ...
Elvis
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Godden
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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)
Ian Puleston-Davies ...
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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£39,045 (UK) (22 May 2009)

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At the end of the film Paul Carty is walking away from a railway bridge with a train passing overhead. This is an electric Merseyrail trail painted silver and yellow. This new color scheme was introduced only 10 years ago. In 1979 the trains were painted blue and yellow. 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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The Light Pours Out Of Me
Written by Pete Shelley, John McGeoch and Howard Devoto
Performed by Magazine
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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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