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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 »

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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Rugby. Tom Jones. Male Voice Choirs. Shirley Bassey. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantisiliogogogch. Snowdonia. Prince of Wales. Anthony Hopkins. Daffodils. Sheep. Sheep Lovers. Coal. Slate Quarries. The Blaenau Ffestiniog Dinkey-Doo Miniature Railway. Now If That's Your Idea Of Thousands Of Years Of Welsh Culture, You Can't Blame Us For Trying To Liven The Place Up A Little Can You? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gémeos 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Cartwright's house was the family home of the owners of Mumbles Pier. See more »

Quotes

Fatty Lewis: This glue is for sticking my model aeroplanes together, not sticking up your fucking noses! Buy your own fucking glue!
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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 »

Connections

References Mean Streets (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Body Talk
Written by Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, Leee John and Ashley Ingram
Performed by Imagination
Courtesy of Eliot Cohen
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Enjoyable, yet there could be more
9 September 1998 | by dolemite-2See all my reviews

Twin Town has a couple very good characters, being the Lewis Twins. Unfortunatly the film does not focus on them that much. Most of the movie is spent around a boring plot dealing with corrupt cops and such. It overall is a good movie, but we should have seen more of the Lewis Twins.


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