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Purely Belter (2000)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Beattie ... Gerry McCarten
Greg McLane ... Sewell
Charlie Hardwick ... Mrs. McCarten
... Mr. Sewell
... Mr. McCarten
... Mr. Caird
Jody Baldwin ... Gemma
Kerry Ann Christiansen ... Bridget
... Clare
Kate Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Laura Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Su Elliot ... Mrs. Brabin (as Su Elliott)
Daniel James Lake ... Matthew Brabin
... Mrs. Caird
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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3 November 2000 (UK)  »

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Newcastle Boys  »

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

The original title was going to be 'The Season Ticket' which was the title of the novel written by Gateshead teacher Jonathan Tulloch. See more »

Goofs

When Gerry And Sewell Go To The Sunderland, they are seen getting the bus at Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre, this is wrong because The Go-North East Bus Company and Nexus transport authority only run buses to Sunderland from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle See more »

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Vicar: He was a loyal friend, a doting father, a loving husband who was cruelly taken from us, during a moments lack of concentration, crossing the inner-ring road, late last Thursday night. We will all miss Billy McCarten.
Gerry McCarten: Thank fuck the busdriver didn't.
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HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER)
Written by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
(c) Lenono Music (PRS) and Ono Music (PRS)
Performed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Licensed Courstesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Totally recommended
9 August 2002 | by See 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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