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G:MT Greenwich Mean Time (1999)

TV-14 | | Drama, Music, Crime | 1 October 1999 (UK)
Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.

Director:

John Strickland

Writer:

Simon Mirren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve John Shepherd ... Sam
Ben Waters Ben Waters ... Bean
Alec Newman ... Charlie
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Rix
Anjela Lauren Smith ... Sherry
Melanie Gutteridge ... Lucy
Georgia Mackenzie ... Rachel
Alicya Eyo Alicya Eyo ... Bobby (as Alicia Eyo)
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo ... Elroy
Alun Armstrong ... Uncle Henry
Geoffrey Beevers Geoffrey Beevers ... Building Society Manager
Annette Bentley Annette Bentley ... Sharon
John Blundell ... Brian
Debbi Blythe Debbi Blythe ... Sophie
Karl Collins Karl Collins ... Clinton
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Storyline

Six London school-leavers attempt to make it in the world, balancing the challenge of trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry against the pressures and tragedies of everyday life.

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Crime

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Czas Greenwich See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anvil Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As his character becomes a crack addict, Ben Waters embarked on a crash diet to make him look like he was drug dependent. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Death is an absolute, their ain't nothing absolute about life. Anytime you want out the door is always open.
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Soundtracks

Summer Madness
Written by Guy Sigsworth
Performed by Lester Bowie with GMT
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My only complaint are the trailers for this movie.

I've seen two versions of the trailer. The first were on previews of rented videos in Tokyo. It made it look like one of those campaigns desperate to cash in on the teeny-boppers and younger 20s market. I avoided it for months thinking it was going to be high on frills, low on content. The second trailer was the one that stems from imdb. It gave a bit more of an image that it was a story, but scattered. After seeing g:mt, the trailer should've had narration to mold the pieces together therefore enticing movie-goers, or in most cases, video renters, that they would indeed be in for quite a ride, which afterwards, they'd want to go on again.

zcourser and jabsy simply wanted to add variety to the list of rave reviews g:mt greatly deserves. Fantastic job to all involved, particularly the writer, Simon Mirren, and of course, John Strickland whose vision of Mirren's story got us interested into each character. This movie is fresh in the way that it's fast paced, has YES! multi-racial characters you can relate to as well as those from which you'd rather repel. It makes bold statements we as people need to hear but makes them without preaching. The original music of the characters including a female on bass (which is cool because you don't see girls in bands enough), a dedicated brotha on the ebony and ivory, trumpet sounds with emotion and improvising vocals added on by a hot singer combining to provide an energetic yet dreamy musical background.

Although g:mt is directed to a young audience, this ain't no feel-good movie. The story is as real as it can get leading the viewer to consider the values of life and how anything can happen to change it, the values of our friends and how we treat them, and the responsibility we have of taking care of our children. The issues it attacks show us how these 22-year-olds cope with having to mature, quick.

G:MT has everything. Out of ten, I give it 9 stars.


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