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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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£39,045 (UK) (22 May 2009)
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Trivia

In the scene where the main protagonist is running from the graveyard it is possible to see the headstones of Mr and Mrs MacBeth, the grandparents of sports trader Tom Balbuena. See more »

Goofs

The "scouse" accents of nearly all the characters are clearly fake. See more »

Quotes

Carty: Fuck's that?
Elvis: It's an everyday reminder of the absurdity of life - and the absolute certainty of death.
Carty: Fucking hell. What are these?
Elvis: Forest Hills.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Top Yourself
Written by Webester, McDermott, Nugent & Roberts
Performed by The Amnesiacs
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Not the best and a bit of a yawn
5 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tried desperately hard to enjoy this film and it seemed to start off OK but the mixed story lines, and slow moving scenes etc meant I was nodding off about half way through and found it a struggle to get to the end.

Some good bits but too jumbled and so many loose ends to really enjoy along with a damp squid of an ending that did it no favours. The sound track was probably the most enjoyable element with some decent 70's 80's tunes throughout.

As hooligan films go, bit more realistic in places than sum such as Green St which is utter tosh but not on the same level as the original film of the 'Firm' with Gary Oldman which is a classic and still the best in my opinion.


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