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25th Hour (2002)

R | | Drama | 10 January 2003 (USA)
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Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Monty Brogan
... Jacob Elinsky
... Frank Slaughtery
... Naturelle Riviera
... Mary D'Annunzio
... James Brogan
Tony Siragusa ... Kostya Novotny
... Uncle Nikolai
... Agent Allen
... Senka Valghobek
... Agent Flood
Michael Genet ... Agent Cunningham
... Khari
Al Palagonia ... Salvatore Dominick
... Marcuse
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Storyline

The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. Written by Justin Harris <jharris316@yahoo.com>

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Can you change your whole life in a day? See more »

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Rated R for strong language and some violence | See all certifications »

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10 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,865, 22 December 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,060,843, 6 April 2003
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Anna Paquin and Philip Seymour Hoffman; and one Oscar nominee: Edward Norton. See more »

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In the interrogation scene, the DEA agents inform Monty that he will sentenced under New York's draconian "Rockefeller Drug Laws." But given the arrest by a federal agency (DEA), prosecution by the U.S. Attorney, and sentence to a federal prison (Otisville), the case is clearly federal. New York law would not apply. See more »

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[first lines]
Monty Brogan: Look at this. He's alive.
Kostya Novotny: This dog, how you call it? Bull pit?
Monty Brogan: No, Pit-Bull. But that's not a pit bull. I don't know, I don't know what he is. I bet he lost somebody some money though. Give me your gun.
Kostya Novotny: Shooting him?
Monty Brogan: Yeah.
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Special Thanks ... Bruce "Da Boss" Springsteen See more »


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The Message
Written by Patrick Patterson and Steve Scipio
Performed by Cymande
Courtesy of Janus Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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A different kind of movie..
24 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

This great picture by the greatly discussed Spike Lee is one of a kind. What really makes this shine through the constant rubble being made by either incompetent directors or inexperienced ones is first of all, the incredible acting and for that you need great characters that are well thought-out and second comes the frighteningly real and tragic story. Which Lee handles with utmost care and outstanding precision.

Lee's trademarks are present here and the cinematography suits the feel of the movie very well. The final product feels very polished, but true to the story and it is those small things that some of us notice, those details that separate a veteran from a novice. There are some weak points, but they are only minor.

The acting here is top notch. Norton convinces once again and makes for a great heartfelt performance and Hoffman is equally impressive. However, I was completely blown away by Pepper. Barry Pepper. He 'was' continuously Frank and very consistent in his acting. The scene where he breaks down and Norton thanks him in a way for what he has done is one of the most beautiful scenes I have ever seen. It felt so authentic.

Furthermore, I can keep writing about how great this movie is or how good the acting, but eventually you have to decide for yourself. I can only recommend it.

So, I say to you, if you can, see this movie as soon as possible.


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