A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Director:

Joe Cornish

Writer:

Joe Cornish
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodie Whittaker ... Sam
John Boyega ... Moses
Alex Esmail ... Pest
Leeon Jones ... Jerome
Franz Drameh ... Dennis
Simon Howard Simon Howard ... Biggz
Maggie McCarthy ... Margaret
Danielle Vitalis ... Tia
Paige Meade Paige Meade ... Dimples
Gina Antwi Gina Antwi ... Dionne
Natasha Jonas ... Gloria
Sammy Williams Sammy Williams ... Probs
Michael Ajao ... Mayhem
Luke Treadaway ... Brewis
Flaminia Cinque ... Italian Woman
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Storyline

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an intergalactic war-zone. Written by GK

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Inner City vs. Outer Space


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The bulk of this film was shot in 67 days. See more »

Goofs

Pest appears to have a magical backpack. As the gang pulls out and uses all of his fireworks, more magically appear a minute afterwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sam: [on phone] Hi mum!
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Horror Comedies (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Your Own Man
Lyrics by Natalie Williams
Music by Mikis Michaelides
Performed by Natalie Williams and Mikis Michaelides
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Great bit of Urban London B-Movie sci-fi
17 November 2014 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

B-Movies were once all the rage, but those days seem to have long gone. This is an update on those old much loved films, which takes a simple but outlandish idea, and fuses it with the modern London world.

We have here a set of young estate living lads who end up caught up with an alien invasion! The strange black furry creatures are attacking their tower block, and our unlikely urban heroes are as much looking out for their own lives as that of the others too!

The humour is good, the effects are fine and likable without being corny, the acting is great and you really begin to love the motley crew in this. They're never patronised, they talk in their own lingo and act like many others of their age do!

I really enjoyed it. I think this deserves more exposure, it's a fun film and will keep everyone entertained. Give it a go.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$139,506, 31 July 2011

Gross USA:

$1,024,175

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,206,022
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Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS Digital Surround)| SDDS (uncredited)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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