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.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

David Benioff (novel), David Benioff (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Norton ... Monty Brogan
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Jacob Elinsky
Barry Pepper ... Frank Slaughtery
Rosario Dawson ... Naturelle Riviera
Anna Paquin ... Mary D'Annunzio
Brian Cox ... James Brogan
Tony Siragusa ... Kostya Novotny
Levani ... Uncle Nikolai
Tony Devon ... Agent Allen
Misha Kuznetsov ... Senka Valghobek
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Agent Flood
Michael Genet Michael Genet ... Agent Cunningham
Patrice O'Neal ... Khari
Al Palagonia Al Palagonia ... Salvatore Dominick
Aaron Stanford ... 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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Taglines:

One wrong choice... one last night... 24 hours to live a lifetime See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Spike Lee: [basketball] Both Monty and Naturelle played high school basketball; another scene depicts a playground game. Also, Frank is reminded by his boss that they have courtside seats for an upcoming game. See more »

Goofs

The age of consent in New York is 17 so when Naturelle asks Monty what if she was really 17 rather than 18, his response of how it might change things doesn't make much sense. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References American History X (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fuse
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Produced by Brendan O'Brien
With an original string arrangement by Terence Blanchard
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Don't underestimate this movie...
9 August 2007 | by nocsha2004See all my reviews

Some people will tell you this movie is not what they had expected but these are the same people who didn't get fight club. Just watch this movie and you'll understand..... The soundtrack throughout the movie does NOT distract you from the movie, hey maybe you were expecting THE English PATIENT#@$%, This is one of Ed Norton's finest performances. The side actors were very good as well but he really shines. Brian Cox does a fantastic job as his father. Without him, the movie wouldn't be told right. This is a movie that takes patience to understand. Not for anyone who wants to change the channel after the first 3 minutes.

Every man, woman and child should see the desert once in their life. That line just sticks to me so good that I wish every movie after that had a line like that. It's kind of like "Unfortunately no one can be told what the matrix is, you have to see it for yourself". Kind of like that, maybe I'm going too far.

But those who get this movie, it'll stay with you for a very long time, I promise you that. The ending alone is too good, forget about the mirror scene...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 25th Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

Granger, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,865, 22 December 2002

Gross USA:

$13,084,595

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,932,055
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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