• 24 Hour Party People (2002)

24 Hour Party People

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

R |1 hr 57 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

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Office, Gritty, Bar, Fall, Love interest, 1970s, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jonathan CurielSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Shines with a kind of inspired madness. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times. show more

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