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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.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writers:

David Benioff (novel), David Benioff (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 14 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 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,060,843, 6 April 2003
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Spike Lee: [glide] In the scene right after Jacob leaves the bathroom, he is seen motionless with the the background slowly panning out. Spike Lee often places actors on dollies to achieve this effect. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Monty asks Francis to "mess him up before he goes to prison" Francis begins to punch him in the face with his right fist, and then alternately (in the far away scenes) he is using his left fist. 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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Crazy Credits

Special Thanks ... Bruce "Da Boss" Springsteen See more »


Soundtracks

Put the Music Where Your Mouth Is
Written by Pete Wingfield and Joe Jammen
Performed by Olympic Runners
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. U.K.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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Scattered, overlong, some fine performances.
24 July 2003 | by eebmtlSee all my reviews

Like buckshot, all over the place. Somewhere in here there is a very good (maybe great) film, but it needs to lose 20-35 minutes.

That being said, fine performances all around.

Spike needs to preach less, stop trying to use "cool" camera and editing techniques, leave that to the music video crossover directors.

Spike Lee is a better director than this movie would lead someone to believe.


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