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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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Richard Jobson

Writer:

Richard Jobson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McKidd ... Frankie
Laura Fraser ... Helen
Susan Lynch ... Mary
Stuart Sinclair Blyth ... Miller
Michael Moreland Michael Moreland ... Budgie
Russell Anderson Russell Anderson ... Kill
Iain De Caestecker ... Frankie - Boy
Lewis Macleod ... Frankie's Father (as Lewis MacLeod)
Lisa May Cooper Lisa May Cooper ... Frankie's Mother
Ewen Bremner ... Jake
Allison McKenzie ... Dad's Lover
Jim Carter ... Director
Gerald Lepkowski ... Male Actor
Marcia Rose Marcia Rose ... Female Actor
Noof McEwan ... Rival Gang Boy 1 (as Naoufal Ousellam)
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Storyline

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Tartan Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

16 hronia alkool See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$82, 15 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,515, 15 May 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tartan Works Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Frankie: This is not the stuff that dreams are made of. Each second here is another education in the art of destruction. The wonder, of hate. There's no heart left here. Only eyes that lie on people that charge through the day. Trying to remember it all began, is not good. All that matters is how it affects you, and the people you care about. That's the real world. You see? How easy is this? Too easy. To stop. They say when a ship sinks the rats float to the top. Some people look forward to that time.
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Connections

References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Ae Fonde Kiss
Written by Robert Burns
Performed by Richard Jobson
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An unexpectedly great movie
22 February 2006 | by C.A.GiacomaSee all my reviews

The title of this film is a very simplistic black and white understatement to a richly colored piece of art. The subject matter, alcoholism, and the toll it takes on society, it's children and young adults is approached and played out with great subtlety and artistry- this is no public education piece that preaches at the viewer. Rather, it seduces the viewer with excellent directing, fine acting, rich color, poetically minimalistic dialog and a great soundtrack. I was surprised to read that this was not in an accessible format- the copy I rented plays on U.S. video devices and computers with no problem at all. My only disappointment with this movie is the lack of an available soundtrack for purchase.


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