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25th Hour (2002)

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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 »

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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:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On-screen father and son Brian Cox and Edward Norton have both appeared in films with the Hannibal Lecter character: Cox played Lecter in Manhunter (1986), while Norton played Will Graham in that movie's remake, Red Dragon (2002). Philip Seymour Hoffman also appeared in Red Dragon (2002) as reporter Freddy Lounds. See more »

Goofs

Naturelle's Puerto-Rican-flag leg tattoo, discussed and obvious in the bath, is absent in the stoop scene which would have taken place just a few months later. 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 »

Connections

References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Dove
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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Best movie I've ever seen
20 September 2004 | by irotasSee all my reviews

Honestly it's the best movie I've seen in my 25 years. I've seen it a dozen times now, and I love it more every time. The plot is perfect, the acting is perfect, the cinematography is perfect. The ending segment with Monty and his father is about the most powerful I've ever seen.

So many unforgettable scenes in the movie:

  • Frank & Monty at the club the last night


  • The "make me ugly" scene


  • Monty and his dad in the car


If you haven't seen it, go get it right now. You can't miss this one.


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