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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

Genres:

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

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Most of the cast have appeared in the children's TV series Byker Grove (1989) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gerry McCarten: We'll do C & A's, Smiths, Boots, Marks & Sparks...
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Soundtracks

ALWAYS BE
Written by Sam Williams, Laurence 'Loz' Colbert, Hari Teah, & Jason King
Publishing: Copyright Control
Performed by The Animalhouse
Licensed by Boilerhouse/BMG Records
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Totally recommended
9 August 2002 | by anabelatSee all my reviews

It's not everyday that a movie moves you beyond words. As a football fan myself, I totally understood how important it was for those kids to have season tickets for Newcastle United. I could totally relate to the love they had for their club and the way they wanted to be respected. After all, that was all they ever wanted: respect. How to get it? Well, those are just boys with difficult lives. Their way to get respect was unorthodox, but how can I blame them? It has some funny moments, but this is mostly a sad story. Sure, this is not a feel-good movie. But why would it be? It is much better than that. And despite all the bitterness, I was left with a smile in my face and a lonely tear in my eye: those boys were happy and I was happy with them. Maybe the direction is too much predictable (after you see one Mark Herman movie, you pretty much saw all he has to offer as a director), but it has amazing characters and unpredictably amazing acting. I just love a movie that doesn't let me be indifferent to the story and the characters. This is such a movie. Totally recommend it.


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