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Purely Belter (2000)

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Director:

Mark Herman

Writers:

Mark Herman, Jonathan Tulloch (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Beattie Chris Beattie ... Gerry McCarten
Greg McLane Greg McLane ... Sewell
Charlie Hardwick Charlie Hardwick ... Mrs. McCarten
Roy Hudd ... Mr. Sewell
Tim Healy ... Mr. McCarten
Kevin Whately ... Mr. Caird
Jody Baldwin Jody Baldwin ... Gemma
Kerry Ann Christiansen Kerry Ann Christiansen ... Bridget
Tracy Whitwell ... Clare
Kate Garbutt Kate Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Laura Garbutt Laura Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Mrs. Brabin (as Su Elliott)
Daniel James Lake Daniel James Lake ... Matthew Brabin
Tracey Wilkinson ... Mrs. Caird
Libby Davison Libby Davison ... Miss Warren
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Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

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They're a couple of zeros short of a grand

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Virgin.net/FilmFour

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Newcastle Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£289,571 (United Kingdom), 5 November 2000, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Though in the movie Gerry McCarten is a die-hard Newcastle fan, in real life 'Chris Beattie' supports Sunderland. See more »

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When the boys enter Mrs. Brabbin's backyard after she calls them over, there are dogs running everywhere. She says that there are at least fourteen of them. They load up the refrigerator and, while Mrs. Brabin watches them, they leave the backyard. Suddenly all the dogs are gone. See more »

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Sewell: So where are we going?
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Written by Amos Pizzey, Jeremy Healy, Themis & Berg
Published by Warner Chappell Music / Deconstruction Songs / BMG Publishing Ltd. / Copyright Control
Performed by Bleachin'
Licensed by Boilerhouse/BMG Records
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British Films Rule!
30 January 2007 | by guyr-edemaSee all my reviews

I cannot understand the numptees that have given a low rating to this film - it's quite simply British film making at its best.

What really enhances this for me is the films raw honesty. There's no frills to this and it pictures lower class British life as it is - with a touch of humour too! The cast are (to me) unknown and Chris Beattie who plays the lead role is a cracking actor with a big future I hope.

A movie debut by Geordie legend, Alan Shearer, does not impact on tghe plot line or the viewer enjoyment either.

This is never going to be the best film you ever watch, but I emplore you to obtain a copy and enjoy what I think's a fantastic film!

Cheers, GE


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