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Awaydays

UK, English, 105 mins

  • Director: Pat Holden
  • Writer: Kevin Sampson
  • Producer: David A. Hughes

CGiii Comment

Homo-erotic tension amid an unrequited love - not the description that critics attributed to this woefully ignored film.

This is football hooliganism without, thankfully, the football.

Beautifully filmed and, faultlessly acted - no big names and a few debuts.

A soundtrack that will take those of a certain age back to Thatcher's Britain - brilliantly realised in washed out tones.

Awaydays is a fine example of the British film industry failing its fine technicians - this should have had a general cinematic release.

A damn fine film.


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

On the Wirral in the grim early years of Margaret Thatcher's premiership, the opportunities for thrill seeking young men looking to escape 9 to 5 drudgery are what they've always been: sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting.

Cast & Characters

Stephen Graham as John Godden;
Nicky Bell as Paul Carty;
Liam Boyle as Elvis;
Oliver Lee as Baby Millan;
Lee Battle as Billy Powell;
Sean Ward as Robbie;
Michael Ryan as Marty O'Conner;
Ian Puleston-Davies as Uncle Bob;
Holliday Grainger as Molly;
Sacha Parkinson as Natasha;
Samantha McCarthy as Jackie;
Dean Smith as Ruggerbugger 1;
Rebecca Atkinson as Sonja;
Daniel Hewitson as Pack Regular #1;
Dave Hewitson as Ageing Skin Head

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