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Weekender (2011)

TV-MA | | Drama, Music | 2 September 2011 (UK)
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1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Dylan
... Sarah
... Matt
... Maurice
... Claire
... John Anderson
... Gary Mac
... Sargent Thompson
... Craig
... Captain Acid
Perry Fitzpatrick ... Chris
Andrew Dowbiggin ... Eddie
... Peanut
... Brianna Murphy (as Chelsea Matthews)
... Stuart
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1990. The rave scene has arrived from Ibiza and warehouse parties are exploding across the UK bringing phenomenal wealth to the organisers. In Manchester, best mates Matt and Dylan are in their early 20's and long to be more than just punters. As the government moves to outlaw the scene, it's now or never and they quickly rise through the ranks to join the promoting elite. They are taken on a wild journey from the exclusive VIP rooms of London clubs to the outrageous parties in Ibiza super-villas and the hedonism of Amsterdam. It's everything they dreamed of and more. But as their success continues to grow, they attract a more dark and sinister world. Matt and Dylan start to drift apart as they are forced to question the dreams they set out to achieve and their once solid friendship. Written by Benchmark Films

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The exploits of two friends who make the move from partying at illegal warehouse raves to becoming successful promoters at the peak of the Manchester, Amsterdam and Ibiza rave scene in the early 90's.

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The number 19 England football top worn by Dylan for much of the movie, is the number shirt worn by Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne in the Italia 90 World Cup finals. See more »

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Inner City - Pennies from Heaven was released in 1992. Also during the "fag" machine theft scene as the boys run out a N registered VW Golf can be seen.... N plates started around 1995. See more »

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Move Your Body
Written by Marshall Jefferson
Published by Sanlar Songs/Hornall Brothers Music Ltd
Performed by Marshall Jefferson
Courtesy of Casablanca Trax Records, Under license from Demon Music Group Ltd
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Awful
27 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

Why Chris Coghill even attempted this as a film is beyond me. To say it's a 'poor man's Human Traffic' or 'an account of the rave scene as seen by your Great-Aunt' are complete understatements. It's features range from bad acting to badly chosen music (it's meant to be 1990, and half the tunes are from '92 onwards) I'm surprised i lasted watching it as long as i did. I put this down to being ill and couldn't be bothered to move. It's also a who's-who of annoying telly actors... I'm surprised Coghill didn't cast himself. IMDb say i must write ten lines about this film, but I'm really struggling without swearing. It's bad... Don't watch it... Human Traffic made me miss the 90s, if this film was true-to-life it would make me feel like I had missed the 90s.


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