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16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R | | Crime, Drama | 30 July 2004 (UK)
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16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frankie
... Helen
... Mary
... Miller
Michael Moreland ... Budgie
Russell Anderson ... Kill
... Frankie - Boy
... Frankie's Father (as Lewis MacLeod)
Lisa May Cooper ... Frankie's Mother
... Jake
... Dad's Lover
... Director
... Male Actor
Marcia Rose ... Female Actor
... Rival Gang Boy 1 (as Naoufal Ousellam)
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16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material | See all certifications »

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Tartan Films

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30 July 2004 (UK)  »

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16 hronia alkool  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$82, 15 April 2005, Limited Release

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$7,515, 15 May 2005
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Frankie: I have always had a strange feeling about love, It seemed tricky: Happiness and sadness, ugly and beautiful, real and unreal; One thing I've always known, though, is that I have wanted to be around love, Quietly, not too much, Just enough to make my heart happy
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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Calling The Tune
Written by Stuart Adamson and Richard Jobson
Performed by The Skids
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Trying to hard to be deep and meaningful?
4 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

There is a key aspect of film that Jobson seems to have forgotten - it has the ability to tell a story by showing it to you. You don't need to tell the audience what to think, because they'll see it. The action here is interspersed with some of the most ponderous narration unleashed on the unsuspecting public - the purple prose of the sensitive fifth former. And it should be unnecessary because their is a fine cast here and some beautifully composed and shot visuals. Maybe Jobbo felt that the basic story needed a lit bit of support. And he may have been right, it lacks a basic credibility: 70s Edinburgh wasn't exactly full of beautiful brainy girls with a penchant for the Velvet Underground and a soft spot for a passing sociopath. From the too neat and new looking clothes that character wears to the cod intellectualism that tries to link it all together, it's all too contrived for my taste.


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