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Awaydays (2009)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 22 May 2009 (UK)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex,... See full summary »

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Pat Holden

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Kevin Sampson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicky Bell Nicky Bell ... Carty
Liam Boyle ... Elvis
Stephen Graham ... Godden
Oliver Lee Oliver Lee ... Baby
Lee Battle Lee Battle ... Billy
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Marty (as Micheal Ryan)
Sean Ward Sean Ward ... Robbie
Anthony Borrows ... Pee Wee (as Anthony Burrows)
David Barlow David Barlow ... Eddie
Elliot Hughes Elliot Hughes ... Jimmy
Holliday Grainger ... Molly (as Holliday Granger)
Ian Puleston-Davies ... Uncle Bob
Ged McKenna Ged McKenna ... Mr. Carty
Lianne Sorsa Lianne Sorsa ... Suzy (as Lianna Sorza)
Dannielle Malone Dannielle Malone ... Janie (as Danielle Malone)
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On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting. Written by FilmFinders

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Idegen pályán See more »

Filming Locations:

Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£39,045 (United Kingdom), 24 May 2009, Limited Release
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Trivia

During one scene, Elvis talks about the idea of hanging himself whilst listening to "New Dawn Fades" by Joy Division. In 1980, Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division actually commited suicide the same way. See more »

Goofs

In the Probe Records scene, a copy of the Manuel Gottsching album "E2E4" can be seen on the wall. The film is set in 1979 but the album wasn't released until 1984. See more »

Quotes

Carty: Fuck's that?
Elvis: It's an everyday reminder of the absurdity of life - and the absolute certainty of death.
Carty: Fucking hell. What are these?
Elvis: Forest Hills.
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Crazy Credits

The credits thank "Nicola & Eddy at Camel Llairds". The correct spelling of this famous shipbuilder is "Cammell Laird" See more »

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10:15 Saturday Night
Written by Mick Dempsey, Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst (as Lol Tolhurst)
Performed by The Cure
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A neo-classic hooligan musical you shouldn't miss
16 June 2009 | by empengiSee all my reviews

Anyone with taste in music, aged 30 to 40, and has ever been to a football match, simply MUST watch this film. Engaging story, atmospheric setting, good performances and a cracking soundtrack. Shouldn't need to say any more than that really. Stephen Graham has a presence even in this small role, and the man is surely the 'one to watch' of all the UK's aspiring actors. This film is almost a rocumentary of life on and off the terraces for anyone who had any experience of the lives being portrayed, or even for anyone who's remotely interested in them... Stylish but gritty, frightening yet funny, it's got a bit of everything, and will be on my DVD shelf as soon as it comes out. Well worth a trip to the cinema, away from the usual soulless Hollywood pap. Ten out of ten for sure.


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