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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 »

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

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24 Hours
Written by Ian Curtis , Peter Hook , Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Joy Division
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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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