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Attack the Block (2011)

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A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 18 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maggie McCarthy ...
Danielle Vitalis ...
Paige Meade ...
Gina Antwi ...
Natasha Jonas ...
Sammy Williams ...
Michael Ajao ...
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Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. Written by GK

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Inner City vs. Outer Space

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Napad na kvart  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,133,859 (UK) (13 May 2011)


$1,024,175 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The areas and surrounding roads are named after well-known British science fiction authors: Wyndham Tower (John Wyndham); Moore Court (Alan Moore); Huxley Court (Aldous Huxley); Wells Court (H.G. Wells); Clarke Court (Arthur C. Clarke); Ballard Street (J.G. Ballard); Adams Street (Douglas Adams); Clayton Street and Clayton Estate (Jo Clayton); and Herbert Way (Frank Herbert). James Street may allude to horror writer M.R. James.

Frank Herbert was, in fact, American; if the reference is supposed to be to a British writer, it may be another reference to H(erbert) G(eorge) Wells.

Herbert Way is more likely a reference to James Herbert, the horror author who based most of his books in London. See more »


[first lines]
Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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References Gremlins (1984) See more »


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Written by Rupie Edwards
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User Reviews

Superb, Brilliant, Wonderful!!
17 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So many people think this film glorifies the criminal youth sub culture. They are totally missing the point. Yes, the kids are merciless, violent thugs, but, they have an amazing capacity for heroism, love and generosity. The message? don't give up on these kids, they have a lot to offer. I found myself drawn to them as the film progressed. I'm not sure this is intended to be a sci-fi film in the same vein as Star Trek. The effects are very good, but the creatures are just there to draw the protagonists together. The real story is the interaction of the characters, the breaking down of social barriers and, most importantly, the eating of the bad guys. This is a film of hope, Britain is not necessarily on a one way trip down the toilet. These kids are going to save us!! Believe Bruv.........

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