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Twin Town (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1997 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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Pretty shitty city. See more »

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9 May 1997 (USA)  »

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A Cidade dos Gémeos  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

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$74,188, 1 June 1997
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The scene in a restaurant (which follows the scene where Greyo and Terry Walsh meet the English drug dealer outside Swansea train station) was filmed in a restaurant called "The Espresso". In real life geography this location makes perfect sense as the restaurant itself is directly adjacent to the train station and there is, in fact, a plaque mounted by the side of the table where the scene was filmed. See more »

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Dodgy: [Exiting Swansea train station] Fuck me, everyone's got shoes on their fucking feet!
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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You've Got a Lot to Answer For
Written by Cerys Matthews and Mark Roberts
Performed by Catatonia
Courtesy of Blanco Y Negro/Warner Music UK Ltd
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Good film, but bad ending
1 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

It is a good film, worth seeing I guess, but it was let down by the poor ending. It has the feel of an ending that was cut down to fit a set length to the film. Also, the ending was a bit immature - gratuitous violence was introduced which compares very badly with the humorous violence shown earlier.

Such a shame, could have been a brilliant film otherwise.


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