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Attack the Block (2011)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sam
... Moses
... Pest
... Jerome
... Dennis
Simon Howard ... Biggz
Maggie McCarthy ... Margaret
Danielle Vitalis ... Tia
Paige Meade ... Dimples
Gina Antwi ... Dionne
Natasha Jonas ... Gloria
Sammy Williams ... Probs
Michael Ajao ... Mayhem
... Brewis
... Italian Woman
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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


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

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13 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Napad na kvart  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,133,859 (United Kingdom), 15 May 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$137,580, 31 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,024,175, 25 September 2011
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The film takes place on Guy Fawkes Night, aka Bonfire Night (5th November). See more »

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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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Be Your Own Man
Lyrics by Natalie Williams
Music by Mikis Michaelides
Performed by Natalie Williams and Mikis Michaelides
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Don't understand most of these reviews
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The film was complete, I firmly believe that a lot of the blow back about the characters having criminal roots, petty as they may be, miss the point of the film. Growing up in city/public housing, with or without a parent around is not something that is easily related to the walks of every day life that we all consider normal. Joe Cornish captured the entire upbringing that so many (my brothers and I included) children had/have had to, just because you have a parent does not mean you,or they have money, growing up in those sort of neighborhoods either builds character or destroys it. The fact that I have read so many reviews that consist of hatred towards a group of confused under-privileged 15 year olds just goes to show that part of the film is lost on a certain demo......the film killed in theaters as far as experience, and I'm yet to find a person under 50 who has a sour word to say about it. Basically, if you were born after 1982........you'll love it, i almost promise that, unless your looking for the no fun zone.


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