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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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Karl Golden

Writer:

Chris Coghill (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack O'Connell ... Dylan
Zawe Ashton ... Sarah
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Matt
Sam Hazeldine ... Maurice
Emily Barclay ... Claire
Perry Fitzpatrick ... Chris
Dean Andrews ... Sargent Thompson
Stephen Wight ... Gary Mac
Ben Batt ... John Anderson
Richard Riddell ... Craig
Tom Meeten ... Captain Acid
Iain McKee ... Peanut
Lara Goodison
Fergus O'Donnell Fergus O'Donnell ... Tommy
David Judge David Judge ... Scally
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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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Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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Rave See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,327
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Trivia

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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Dillon is wearing a white Italia '90 t-shirt, but when he goes to snort his coke he is wearing a gray Sergio t-shirt. See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Rave Parties in Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Jibaro
Written by Nelson Main Velez
Published by Copyright Control
Performed by Elkin & Nelson
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Spain
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Much better than the rating gives credit
29 December 2013 | by barkerj-874-410111See all my reviews

I've just finished watching this film, and it greatly surpassed my expectations that previous reviews/ratings had given.

The film is essentially about a group of mates who decide to host a warehouse rave in the early 90's, realise that they made easy money from partying so continue with it. For a while all goes well until eventually it all gets a bit much for them as fights over drug dealing begin to escalate, with the stress of the situation eventually tearing the characters apart.

All in all this film is entertaining to watch, and if you have knowledge of the scene you'll easily be reminded of some of the best times of your life. As well as entertaining some of the characters were fantastic, I won't go into detail, but you really can't help but hate the antagonist, especially as we've all had experiences with people like that, thinking they're better than other people and forgetting what made the party great in the first place.

This film isn't perfect, but definitely worth watching if you enjoyed Human Traffic, although it is noticeably darker


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