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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 20 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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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


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

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13 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Napad na kvart  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,133,859 (UK) (13 May 2011)

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

The character Roxanne is played by Paisley Thomas, the receptionist from E4 show Tattoo Fixers. See more »

Goofs

Pest appears to have a magical backpack. As the gang pulls out and uses all of his fireworks, more magically appear a minute afterwards. See more »

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[first lines]
Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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By Your Side (Instrumental)
Written and Performed by Mikis Michaelides
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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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