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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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Godden
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Baby
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Billy
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Marty (as Micheal Ryan)
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Robbie
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Pee Wee (as Anthony Burrows)
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Elliot Hughes ...
Jimmy
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Molly (as Holliday Granger)
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Mr. Carty
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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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Trivia

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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Written by Jim Kerr, Brian McGee, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil and Derek Forbes
Performed by Simple Minds
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28 February 2010 | by (Wirral, England) – See all my reviews

As someone who was born in Birkenhead and lived in Wirral for over 30 years, the first thing that struck me was the awful accents. Even I struggled to understand! Hardly surprising that most of the cast is from Manchester. It's difficult too to pin a time on the film, 70s buses and trains then a modern Renault Clio and some recent Merseyrail trains. All of which just make me think 'must try harder'

A group of young kids embark on several fights against men 3 of 4 times their age, come out unmarked. Little to make you feel for any characters, a death that comes out of the blue with no real reason.....all in all, not great. My reason for watching....spotting the local landmarks and a decent soundtrack. Perhaps I should have read the book instead.


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