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TWENTYFOURSEVEN


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SYNOPSIS

GIVING IT, TAKING IT, LIVING IT, MAKING THE BEST OF WHAT YOU'VE GOT.. TWENTY FOUR HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

That's the philosophy Alan Darcy (Bob Hoskins) teaches the bored Nottingham youth he sees wasting their lives on rundown council estates when he forms a local boxing club. As the club gets noticed with coverage in the papers and an important match against a rival outfit, Darcy gives the troubled teens something worth fighting for and a dream to believe in for the first time ever.

Acclaimed as "The Best British Film of the Year", with Shane Meadows hailed as the most exciting young director of his generation, Twenty Four Seven is a life-affirming experience full of genuine humour, courage and hope in the human spirit.
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STILLS

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BACKGROUND

When Shane was a young lad hanging around with his lifelong, and best friend, Paul Fraser (co-writer), there was a man in the town who set up a football club for the town's various ruffians. Initially all the lads joined for the free fish and chips, but as the first few drastic losses came in, and the press began to dub them the worst football team in history, they began to feel a part of something really special!

This was all due to the faith of their coach, the man that set up the club. No matter what hapened in and around the football club, their coach never stopped believing in them, even when there were only prison teams left to play against in the club's latter stages. The spirit and belief of their coach inspired Shane and Paul to write Twentyfour Seven.




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TRIVIA

Shane Meadow's appears in the film as 'Man with saucepan on head'.

Co-writer, Paul Fraser appears as the clumsy photographer that trips over in the ring.

A small number of publicity stills for the film were produced in colour (despite the film being in black & white). You can take a look at some of these clicking HERE.


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LINKS


FILMCRITIC.COM Interview
Interview with Shane from 1998 about making his first feature film, Twentyfour Seven.

Bob Hoskins Interview
An interview from 1997 in which Bob Hoskins talks about working on the film.

VARIETY.COM article
A short article about the film as it makes it's way to the London Film Festival

SCREENMANCER.TV Sundance 1998 Interview
An interview with Shane and his co-writer friend, Paul Fraser.

ECLECTICA.ORG Interview
Interview in which Shane talks about how he became a film-maker, and how he found shooting his first feature.




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CAST LIST

Tim
Danny Nussbaum:
Alan Darcy
Bob Hoskins :
Tim's Dad
Bruce Jones:
Tim's Mother (Pat)
Annette Badland:
Gadget
Justin Brady:
Knighty
James Hooton:
Daz
Darren O. Campbell:
Young Darcy
Krisham Beresford:
Stuart
Karl Collins:
Youngy
Anthony Clarke:
Benny
Johann Myers:
Meggy
Jimmy Hynd:
Fagash
Mat Hand:
Ronnie Marsh
Frank Harper:
Tonka
James Corden:
Gadget's Dad
Tony Nyland:
Knighty's Dad
Collin Higgins:


DVD INFO

Commentary with Shane Meadows and Paul Fraser.

Original Theatrical Trailer.

Short Film "Three Tears For Jimmy Prophet".








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