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Beats (2019)

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Two teenage boys in Scotland in 1994, best friends with no control over their lives, risk everything to attend an illegal rave, hoping for the best night of their boring lives.

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Kieran Hurley (based on a play by), Kieran Hurley (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kimber Closson Kimber Closson ... Pool Hall Player
Martin Donaghy Martin Donaghy ... Colin
Brian Ferguson Brian Ferguson ... Robert
Ryan Fletcher ... PC Billy Moncrief
Laura Fraser ... Alison
Rachel Jackson ... Wendy
Neil Leiper Neil Leiper ... Fido
Lorn Macdonald ... Spanner
Kevin Mains ... Les
Ross Mann ... D-Man
Amy Manson ... Cat
Stephen McCole ... Sergeant Ian Black
Gemma McElhinney ... Laura
Cristian Ortega ... Johnno
Davian Thomas Davian Thomas ... Marquis
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Storyline

Two best friends in a small Scottish town in the summer of '94 who head out for one last night together before life takes them in different directions. Going to an illegal rave, the boys journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and collision with the law as they share a night that they will never forget. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Beats See more »

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$283,148
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Rosetta Productions See more »
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One of two films named 'Beats' to be released in 2019. See more »

Quotes

Johnno: I'll come back and see you, like.
Spanner: Oh, aye.
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Crazy Credits

Opens with a quote describing the UK's 1994 'Criminal Justice and Public Order Act' which, essentially, banned gatherings of more than twenty people listening to music "predominantly characterized by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats." See more »

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True to life stuff.
28 September 2019 | by shads-13880See all my reviews

Brilliant film. If you weren't there, maybe not for you. The story is OK, but I can relate. The experiences in virtually every scene I'm very family with!haha. The reason I am making this comment is to commend the writer, producer etc on the atmosphere created in the actual rave scene. From spanner being off it, to the tunes, to the shooting of it. But especially the plod brutality. For people who may think the police actions were over the top, no. Police brutality was rife at the parties, I went from 89 to 93,was lifted in the biggest arrest in British history at Leeds. I saw many party goers cracked with battens because the thin blue line was told to. Good on the film makers for not shying away from the subject. Thanks for the memories! Ps. I think some of your tunes were slightly out year wise, 1990,91 not 94.just being picky though!


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