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TwentyFourSeven (1997)

In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »

Director:

Shane Meadows
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12 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Nussbaum ... Tim
Toby Toby ... Woody
Bob Hoskins ... Alan Darcy
Bruce Jones ... Tim's Dad
Annette Badland ... Tim's Mother
Justin Brady Justin Brady ... Gadget
James Hooton James Hooton ... 'Wolfman' Knighty
Darren Campbell Darren Campbell ... Daz
Krishan Beresford Krishan Beresford ... Young Darcy
Karl Collins Karl Collins ... Stuart
Anthony Clarke Anthony Clarke ... Youngy
Johann Myers ... Benny
Jimmy Hynd Jimmy Hynd ... Meggy
Mat Hand Mat Hand ... Wesley Fagash
Dominic Dillon Dominic Dillon ... Court Security Man (as Lord Dominic Dillon of Eldon)
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Storyline

In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in: Boxing. Soon he opens a training facility which is accepted gratefully by them and the gangs start to grow together into friends. Darcy manages to organize a public fight for them to prove what they have learned. A training camp with hiking tours into the mountains of Wales forge the group into a tight-knit club society. With the day of the fight drawing closer, the young boxers get more and more excited. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, language and drugs, and for strong scenes of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Shane Meadows wrote the part of Darcy specifically for Bob Hoskins. See more »

Quotes

Ronnie Marsh: [handing Darcy a wad of money] Here's an orangutan; a serious monkey.
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Connections

References Wayne's World (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Fallen Flower
Performed by Sunhouse
From their debut album
Written by Gavin Clarke
Published by Independiente Music Publishing Ltd. (c) 1997
Recording courtesy of Independiente Ltd. (c) 1997
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Pulls its punches but the soundtrack is a knockout
11 June 2005 | by nobby_nobSee all my reviews

British character acting at its gritty and often ugly best. Ultimately a tale of redemption set against the palsied urban underbelly of post Thatcher Britain. Stark monochrome landscapes and 'facescapes' parallel a discarded social class, drained of its own colour.

All set off by a notable soundtrack including stuff from The Charlatans, Sun House, Van Morrison and Paul Weller.

The main criticism I would level at this film is the lack of story-flow. Too many set pieces strung together to get 'the point' across. It lost its heart somewhere in post production I would guess.

On balance it's hardly a bundle of laughs BUT still worthy of a sound 8. (eight)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twentyfour Seven See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,522, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$91,805

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,805
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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