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Young Adam ()


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A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

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Joe Taylor
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Ella Gault
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Les Gault
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Cathie Dimly
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Jim Gault
Therese Bradley ...
Gwen
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Daniel Gordon
Stuart McQuarrie ...
Bill
Pauline Turner ...
Connie
Alan Cooke ...
Bob M'bussi
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Sam
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Freight Supervisor
Andrew Neil ...
Barman
Arnold Brown ...
Bowler Hat Man
Meg Fraser ...
Stall Woman
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Black Steet Pub Man
Wullie Brennan ...
Black Steet Pub Man
Rony Bridges ...
Black Steet Pub Man
John Kazek ...
Black Steet Pub Man
Duncan McHardy ...
Black Steet Pub Man
Stewart Porter ...
Black Steet Pub Man
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Black Steet Pub Man
Tam Dean Burn ...
Black Street Barman
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Prosecutor
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Judge
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Forensics Expert
Mhairi Morrison ...
Cathie's Flatmate (as Mhairi Steenbock)
John Comerford ...
Jury Foreman
Anne Marie Timoney ...
Mrs. Gordon
John Yule ...
Clerk of the Court
Sandy Neilson ...
Defence Counsel
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Witness
Eddie Dahlstrom ...
Blind Man

Directed by

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David Mackenzie

Written by

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Alexander Trocchi ... (novel)
 
David Mackenzie ... (writer)

Produced by

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Gillian Berrie ... associate producer
Leonard Crooks ... associate producer: Glasgow Film Office (as Lenny Crooks)
Robert Jones ... executive producer: UK Film Council
Stephan Mallmann ... associate producer
Steve McIntyre ... associate producer: Scottish Screen
Nick O'Hagan ... co-producer
Jim Reeve ... co-producer
Alexandra Stone ... co-producer
Jeremy Thomas ... producer
Peter Watson ... associate producer

Music by

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David Byrne

Cinematography by

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Giles Nuttgens ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Colin Monie

Editorial Department

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Layla Blackman ... post-production assistant (as Layla Evans)
Giles Burgess ... first assistant film editor: London
Steven Ferguson ... editor trainee
Anna Mehta ... first assistant film editor: Glasgow
Chris Sinclair ... post-production assistant
John Stanborough ... film grader

Casting By

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Des Hamilton

Production Design by

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Laurence Dorman

Art Direction by

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Stuart Rose

Set Decoration by

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Judy Farr

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline Durran

Makeup Department

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Candice Banks ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tony Lilley ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Meg Speirs ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Michael Campbell ... unit manager
Clare Maclean ... post-production supervisor (as Clare Oliver)
Janet Riddoch ... production manager (as Janet S. Riddoch)
Beverley Syme ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Elliott ... first assistant director (as Mike Elliott)
Ben Johnson ... third assistant director
Paul Smythe ... second second assistant director
Anthony Wilcox ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Mat Bergel ... stand-by props
Sandy Borthwick ... chargehand painter
Phil Bowen ... construction manager
Susan Collin ... art department assistant
Stewart Cunningham ... dressing props
Colin Davidson ... carpenter
Laura Donnelly ... stand-by art director
Gordon Fitzgerald ... property master
Bobby Gee ... stand-by painter
Derek Gray ... storyboard artist
Richard Hassall ... stand-by carpenter
Michael Higson ... stagehand
John Hughes ... painter
Piero Jamieson ... dressing props
Scott Keery ... stand-by props
Mary Mackenzie ... art department runner
Sue Morrison ... production buyer
Jim O'Donnell ... painter
Jim O'Donnell ... painter
Alex Robertson ... supervising carpenter
Andy Thomson ... assistant art director
David Weatherstone ... storeman

Sound Department

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Tim Alban ... dubbing mixer
Kieran Boyne ... sound trainee
Ed Bulman ... foley editor (as Edward Bulman) / foley recordist (as Edward Bulman)
Tony Cook ... boom operator
Richard Davey ... assistant dubbing mixer
Rory Farnan ... dialogue editor
Mike Grimes ... assistant sound editor
Louis Kramer ... additional sound recordist
Melissa Lake ... foley artist
Micheal MacKinnon ... adr recordist: Glasgow
Sandy Miller ... boom operator
Colin Nicolson ... sound recordist
Jeremy Price ... supervising sound editor
James Seddon ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lionel Selwyn ... foley artist
Chris Sinclair ... adr recordist: Glasgow
Barnaby Smyth ... adr recordist
David Turner ... sound technical coordinator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Tony Auger ... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills ... special effects foreman
Martin 'Marty' McLaughlin ... senior snow effects technician
David 'Pinkie' Thomas ... snow effects technician
Perry Costello ... rain effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Phil Attfield ... visual effects supervisor
Robin Beard ... digital effects artist
Simon Carr ... visual effects supervisor
Mark Dollery ... digital imaging
Tom Hocking ... digital artist
Gruff Owen ... digital artist

Stunts

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Nina Armstrong ... stunts
Kelly Dent ... stunts
Rowley Irlam ... stunt double: Ewan Mcgregor
Gareth Milne ... stunt coordinator
Lyndal Smith ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Anna Benbow ... camera trainee
Jim Boorer ... grip
Lewis Buchan ... focus puller
Neil Davidson ... still photographer
Arthur Donnelly ... electrician
Steven Hall ... cinematographer: second unit
John Harper ... first assistant camera: second unit
Bob Hunt ... best boy
Andy Long ... gaffer
Frank McConologue ... electrician (as Frank McConalogue)
Dean Morrish ... underwater first assistant camera
Derrick Peters ... second assistant camera: second unit
Lilia Sellami ... clapper loader
Pat Sweeney ... rigging gaffer
Mike Valentine ... underwater camera operator
Billy Wilson ... stand-by rigger
Andy Gardner ... clapper loader dailies (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kahleen Crawford ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lesley Abernethy ... costume assistant
Vickie Hallam ... costume breakdown (as Vicki Hallam)
Barbara Harrington ... costume assistant
Hazel Mall ... costume trainee
Sara Meek ... assistant costume designer
Emma Walker ... costume breakdown

Location Management

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Stephen Burt ... location manager
Iain MacLean ... location assistant

Music Department

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Lisa Aferiat ... musician
Michael Bannister ... assistant music mixer
Caroline Barber ... musician
Allon Beauvoisin ... musician: Hung Drawn Quartet
Georgia Boyd ... musician
Stuart Brown ... musician: Hung Drawn Quartet
Barry Burns ... musician
David Byrne ... music arranger: strings
Richard Colburn ... musician
Tony Doogan ... music mixer
Keith Edwards ... musician: Hung Drawn Quartet
Dick Gaughan ... consultant: folk music
Donald Gillan ... musician
Janice Ginsberg ... music supervisor
Robert Irvine ... musician
Greg Lawson ... musician
Malcolm Lindsay ... music arranger: strings
George Lyle ... musician: Hung Drawn Quartet
Raymond MacDonald ... music arranger: strings / musician: Hung Drawn Quartet
Una McGlone ... musician
Johnny McGlynn ... musician: guitar "Rio Grande"
Ken McLuskey ... music tutor
Gill Mills ... musicians coordinator
Gregor Philp ... musician
Alasdair Roberts ... musician
Michael Sangster ... assistant music mixer
John Somerville ... musician
Fiona Stephen ... musician
Graeme Wilson ... musician: Hung Drawn Quartet

Transportation Department

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Michael Allen ... driver: minibus
Jas Brown ... unit driver
Graeme Brownlee ... unit driver
Tommy Bryce ... unit driver
Jim Cardy ... driver: wardrobe truck
Neill Cinnamond ... barge driver
Jeff Derby ... driver: make-up truck (as Jeff Darby)
Roddy Garden ... driver: dressing props vehicle
David Love ... driver: camera car (as Dave Love)
Craig McQueenie ... driver: generator
Andy Nielson ... stand-by driver
Ross Weir ... barge driver

Other crew

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Matthew Baker ... assistant: Alexandra Stone
Guy Barker ... production accountant
Jo Cameron Brown ... voice and dialect coach
Jennifer Cargey ... production runner
Gillian Clyde ... business affairs
Dorothy Connolley ... script supervisor (as Dot Connolley)
David Davidson ... marine coordinator
Harry Dixon ... legal script consultant
Clair Dobbs ... unit publicist
Tony Duncan ... security officer
Larry Eydmann ... health and safety advisor
Kara Finlay ... assistant: David Byrne
Julie Gardner ... production coordinator (as Julie Connor)
Amy Gilliam ... floor runner
Anne Marie Gormley ... assistant accountant
Vince Holden ... production financing (as Vincent Holden)
Sarah Hughes ... clearance
Kelly Johnson-Beaven ... accounts trainee (as Kelly Johnson)
Jocelyn Jones ... assistant: Jeremy Thomas
Robbie Kirkpatrick ... floor runner
Florence Larsonneur ... business affairs: Recorded Picture Company
Stuart MacDonald ... marine consultant
Layla Mall ... production trainee
Glynis McKeand ... consultant: courtroom
Luke Morris ... production executive
William Morris ... body double: Peter Mullan
Brock Norman Brock ... production executive
Ciara Parkes ... unit publicist
Caroline Perjesi ... assistant: Nick O'Hagan
Laura Quinn ... stand-in
Norman Campbell Rees ... stand-in (as Norman Rees)
Kristy Ryan ... promotions manager: Australia
David Sheasby ... body double: Ewan McGregor
Josie Smith ... body double: Emily Mortimer
Jemima Spence ... body double: Emily Mortimer (as Jay Spence)
Paul Swann ... laboratory contact
Stef Swiatek ... unit nurse
Jessica Thomas ... additional epk
Avril Watt ... script supervisor
Julia Willis ... assistant: Peter Watson and Stephan Mallmann
Norman Campbell Rees ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Alastair Mackenzie ... special thanks
Tony Rolink ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Joe, a rootless young drifter, finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on. Gradually we learn of Joe's past relationship with the dead woman. Meanwhile an unspoken attraction develops between Joe and Ella, heightening the claustrophobic tensions in the confined space of the barge. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Young Adam - Dunkle Leidenschaft (Germany)
  • Tutku nehri (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Молодой Адам (Russia)
  • Младият Адам (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Noor Aadam (Estonia)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget GBP4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP228,692, 28 Sep 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ewan McGregor's nude scenes were originally going to be cut from the U.S. release, but after McGregor objected, the full-frontal nude scenes were put back in. See more »
Goofs In a wide shot of the skyline of Glasgow from Kelvingrove Park, the Glasgow Tower can be seen on the horizon. The tower wasn't built until 2000. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Indie Sex: Censored (2007). See more »
Soundtracks THE RIO GRANDE See more »
Quotes Les Gault: What'd you do that for?
Joe Taylor: I had no use for it.
Les Gault: Must be worth something, though.
Joe Taylor: Not to me.
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