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Weekender -- The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organizers. In Manchester, best friends Matt and Dylan are in their early 20s and want to be a part of this social scene. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world.
Weekender -- Clip: Acid Party
Weekender -- 1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20's and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it's now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite.


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2 September 2011 (Ireland) See more »
The exploits of two friends who make the move from partying at illegal warehouse raves to becoming successful promoters at the peak of the Manchester, Amsterdam and Ibiza rave scene in the early 90's.
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Jack O'Connell ... Dylan

Zawe Ashton ... Sarah

Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Matt

Sam Hazeldine ... Maurice

Emily Barclay ... Claire

Stephen Wight ... Gary Mac

Dean Andrews ... Sargent Thompson

Ben Batt ... John Anderson

Perry Fitzpatrick ... Chris
Richard Riddell ... Craig
Tom Meeten ... Captain Acid

Iain McKee ... Peanut
Lee Asquith-Coe ... Police Officer

Andrew Dowbiggin ... Eddie

Kyle Summercorn ... Stuart
Fergus O'Donnell ... Tommy
Dave Mounfield ... Naked Landlord

Lara Goodison
Ali Craig ... Bigfoot

Mark Sheals ... Nigel
Jamie Dorrington ... Raver

David John William Williams ... Police Officer
Mick Slaney ... Police Officer
Craig Izzard ... Doorman
Anthony Grundy ... Moody
Reuben Johnson ... Wee Man
David Judge ... Scally
Rob Brett ... Jonsboys Gangmember 2
Nicholas Marshall ... Raver
Joel Stubbs ... Police Officer
Robert Toretto ... Police Officer
Anthony Phillips ... Jackson (as Tom Phillips)
Mike Sheelan ... Policeman
Jasmine Atkins-Smart ... Window Girl (as Jasmine Smart)
Biggie ... Biggie
Michael Hussey ... Jonsboys Gangmember 1
Justin True ... Spanish Customs Officer
Semih Sezen ... Scally
Pawel Popek ... Police Officer
James Rompani ... Big Guy
Joanne Jollie ... Barmaid
Lauren Whedbee ... Raver
Ross McGibbon ... Scally
Ethan Mahieu ... Amsterdam DJ
Roman Grey ... Steve - Raver
Mark Ragnall ... Raver
James Toole ... Scallywag
Andrew Thomas ... Policeman
Tom Sumner ... Raver
Ryan Shirley ... Rave Extra
Kelly Groves ... Harlequin Raver
Israr Azam ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Morgan Delle Piane ... Raver (uncredited)
Maria Di-Tommaso ... Raver (uncredited)

Harry Farmer ... Raver (uncredited)
Ryan Hayes ... Policeman (uncredited)
Raúl Perez ... Waiter (uncredited)
Emilia Reid ... Raver (uncredited)

Directed by
Karl Golden 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Coghill  screenplay

Produced by
Praveen Bhandari .... associate producer
Ian Brady .... producer
Adam Eldrett .... associate producer
Emmanuel Girod .... associate producer
David Hayman .... executive producer
Mark Jaffray .... executive producer
Raj .J. Joshi .... associate producer
Raj j Joshi .... associate producer
Rob Landauer .... associate producer
Arnaud Lannic .... associate producer
Julien Leonard .... associate producer
Des Lyons .... associate producer
Ivan Marcinko .... associate producer
Ken McMahon .... executive producer
Greg McManus .... line producer
Daniel Morley .... associate producer
Stephen Salter .... producer
David Kenyon Thomas .... executive producer
Robert Walak .... producer
Falk Faik Yufkayurek .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Edward Barker 
Cinematography by
John Conroy 
Film Editing by
Martin Brinkler 
Casting by
Elaine Grainger 
Production Design by
Kristian Milsted 
Art Direction by
Byron Broadbent 
Costume Design by
Camille Benda 
Makeup Department
Bella Cruickshank .... makeup artist
Jemma Harwood .... makeup designer
Bea Millas .... hair stylist
Bea Millas .... makeup artist
Laura Szydlowski .... makeup artist
Production Management
Emily Beddard .... production manager
Justin True .... unit manager
Charlie Woodhouse .... production manager: Spain
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Will Jasper .... second assistant director: Spain
Tim Lion .... first assistant director
Gemma Louise Read .... third assistant director
Timothy Wood .... second assistant director: UK
Art Department
Joe Barcham .... stand-by props
Jerry Bland .... petty cash buyer
Charlotte Cooke .... art department assistant
Ruth Pickard .... standby art director
Beck Rainford .... production buyer (as Rebecca Rainford)
Sound Department
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Robin Gerrard .... boom operator
James Glenton .... sound mix technician
Malcolm Hirst .... sound recordist
Richard Lewis .... re-recording mixer
Richard Lewis .... supervising sound editor
Henry Milliner .... sound recordist
Steven Parker .... re-recording mixer
Steven Parker .... sound designer
Keith Tunney .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
John Conroy .... camera operator
Phil Hurst .... gaffer
Zack Lyon .... spark
Sophie Wilson .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Sharon Sorrentino .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eleanor Landgrebe .... set costumer
Emily Newby .... crowd coordinator
Laura Venables .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dan Coles .... digital colorist
Rory Gordon .... trainee assistant editor
Natasha Westlake .... first assistant editor
Location Management
John Lanasis .... location scout
Matthew Lane .... location manager
Miguel Pariente .... location manager: Spain
James Player .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Kirsten Lane .... music consultant
Kirsty Mangan .... music fixer
Kirsty Mangan .... musician: violins
Other crew
George Batchelor .... floor runner
Jason Devil .... set security
Hugh Harford .... production assistant
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Zita Zutic Konak .... floor runner: dailies
Esther Niemeier .... production assistant
Rebecca Sheridan .... script supervisor
Elle Black .... dancer (uncredited)
Anne Gartside .... thanks
Mark B. Jones .... thanks

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Also Known As:
90 min

Did You Know?

The number 19 England football top worn by Dylan for much of the movie, is the number shirt worn by Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne in the Italia 90 World Cup finals.See more »
Anachronisms: The BT logo on the telephone box Matt enters is incorrect for 1990. The 'Piper' logo was not introduced until 1991.See more »
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Utter garbage!, 17 January 2014
Author: Steve Molyneux from Madchester

As other reviewers have already pointed out, this film is a million miles away from the rave scene in 1990. The fashion and music are both completely incorrect for the time. How can somebody making a film get the simple things so wrong? Chris Coghill is a clown. He obviously has no first hand experience of the time and has clearly compiled a film from reading accounts from people who weren't there either. To add insult to injury his other offering is 'Spike Island'. Another film in which he gets things completely wrong. There's enough material on the internet if you want to see and hear what things were really like in the late 80's / early 90's, just don't rely on any of Coghill's work to paint a true picture. Back to the film. Not much I can say really. Badly acted with a poor plot. The list of mistakes is endless. Did the makers not consider watching some videos from the time? Watch how the people danced back then. Look at the fashion and the hairstyles. Sorry, I'm starting to rant again. It's just so frustrating when someone gets something so simple completely wrong and misleads those who didn't experience such a great time in British youth culture. Do yourself a favour and save 90 minutes of your life by avoiding this rubbish.

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