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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club.

Cast: Steve Coogan , Lennie James , Shirley Henderson , Paddy Considine , Andy Serkis , Sean Harris , John Simm , Ralf Little

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

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Release Date: August 9th, 2002|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny, riveting look at the music scene that ruled Manchester, England, from 1976 to 1992. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hopped-up and electrifying. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall and propulsive. show more

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