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Twin Town (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1997 (USA)
Julian and Jeremy, two brothers prefer to spend their time on drugs and joyriding. When their father, Fatty Lewis, they show up demanding compensation.

Director:

Kevin Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Llyr Ifans Llyr Ifans ... Julian Lewis (as Llyr Evans)
Rhys Ifans ... Jeremy Lewis
Dorien Thomas Dorien Thomas ... Greyo
Dougray Scott ... Terry Walsh
Buddug Williams Buddug Williams ... Mrs. Mort
Ronnie Williams Ronnie Williams ... Mr. Mort
Huw Ceredig Huw Ceredig ... Fatty Lewis
Rachel Scorgie Rachel Scorgie ... Adie Lewis
Di Botcher ... Jean Lewis
Mary Allen Mary Allen ... Olive
Paul Durden Paul Durden ... Taxi Driver
David Hayman ... Dodgy
Kevin Allen ... TV Presenter
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ... Dai Reese
Morgan Hopkins Morgan Hopkins ... Chip Roberts
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Storyline

Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached housing is suddenly cleaved apart by two young lads tearing through the neighbourhood in a two tone BMW 525. Julian and Jeremy are in deep trouble. Their dysfunctional family scrapes together a living from their dole money and odd-jobs offered to their father. The boys have long since turned to drug abuse and car theft leading a happy-go-lucky life in downtown no-hoper city. In due course the plot thickens as the boys are out for revenge against wealthy club owner Bryn who is not particularly helpful in providing compensation when their father is hit by an accident when working on his premises. The boys are fairly imaginative when it comes to planning their strike, culminating in scenes which all dog-haters and karaoke loathers will love. Written by Alexander Weidt <demos@cs.tu-berlin.de>

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Taglines:

Pretty shitty city. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Rhys Ifans was formally the lead singer in the Welsh band Super Furry Animals whose song Bad Behaviour is played during the end credits See more »

Quotes

Jeremy LewisJulian Lewis: Health spa? Aaaah!
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Alternate Versions

The American video/laserdisc version contains a pretitle scene with the Lewis twin in a Moroccan jail. They explain to the audience that Twin Town was filmed in Swansea, South Wales and not in any of the Swanseas in the US. There's also some banter about the thick accents which can be summarized as "pay attention." Director Kevin Allen plays the Moroccan jailer. See more »


Soundtracks

I Need You
Written by Peter Yellowstone and Mike Tinsley
Performed by Joe Dolan
Courtesy of Eliot Cohen
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a pretty funny and interesting film
11 October 1999 | by jsawyerSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the film, but can easily see how others might not feel as I did. When I saw the preview, I was immediately interested in the movie -- despite the fact that the preview I saw revealed nothing about the film itself. The most I ever get to learn or hear about Wales is through reading Hollinshed's histories of the middle ages. It was interesting to see a film actually set in a modern Welsh town.

Besides, it was f'ing hilarious.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twin Town See more »

Filming Locations:

South Wales, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,827, 11 May 1997

Gross USA:

$127,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,923
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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