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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Howard ...
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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Written by Alan Lomax, Eric Burdon, Bryan Chandler, Lawrence Parker, Erick Sermon, and Showbiz (as Rodney Lemay)
Performed by KRS-One
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1 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was scary and hilarious at the same time, actually creepy enough to make me jump several times while at the same time spoofing horror movies. The main characters are better developed and deeper than typical "spoofs" making this a good movie as well as fun. Very interesting and surprisingly intellectual twist at the end. It's filled with hilarious one-liners that I'll remember for awhile. On a side note, I am grateful for closed-captioning: as an American, I would've missed a lot of the dialog and humor if I hadn't been able to read along; silly as it seems, British English can sound as foreign as a foreign language!

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