24 Hour Party People (2002)

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Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 86% / Audience 87%

8/10

Rated R 1 hr 53 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION
Michael Winterbottom
CAST
Steve Coogan  •  John Thomson  •  Lennie James  •  Shirley Henderson

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Steve Coogan Tony Wilson
John Thomson Charles
Lennie James Alan Erasus
Shirley Henderson Lindsay Wilson
Martin Hancock Howard DeVoto
Paddy Considine Rob Gretton
Dave Gorman John the Postman
Andy Serkis Martin Hannett
Danny Cunningham Shaun Ryder
John Simm Bernard
Peter Kay Don Tonay
Enzo Cilenti Peter Saville