24 Hour Party People (2002)



Critic Consensus: The colorful, chaotic 24 Hour Party People nimbly captures the spirit of the Manchester music scene.

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Spanning from the 1970's to early 1990's, this is the story of the Manchester music scene... Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band called 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 and the Hacienda Club, and bands like Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays emerge to change the industry forever.
Rating: R (for strong language, drug use and sexuality)
Genre: Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom
Written By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
In Theaters: limited
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Steve Coogan
as Tony Wilson
Shirley Henderson
as Lindsay Wilson
Paddy Considine
as Rob Gretton
Sean Harris
as Ian Curtis
Danny Cunningham
as Shaun Ryder
Andy Serkis
as Martin Hannett
Lennie James
as Alan Erasmus
Ralf Little
as Peter Hook
Paul Popplewell
as Paul Ryder
John Simm
as Bernard Sumner
Keith Allen
as Roger Ames
Rob Brydon
as Ryan Letts
Enzo Cilenti
as Peter Saville
Ron Cook
as Derek Ryder
as Sound Engineer
Dave Gorman
as John the Postman
Peter Kay
as Don Tonay
Kate Magowan
as Yvette Wilson
as Herself
Jim Cartwright
as Steven Patrick Morrissey
John Thomson
as Charles, Granada TV Producer
Terri Seymour
as Game Show Host
Raymond Waring
as Vini Reilly
Nigel Pivaro
as Actor at Granada
Martin Hancock
as Howard Devoto
Mark Windows
as Johnny Rotten
Naomi Radcliffe
as Twitchy Girl
Tracy Cunliffe
as Other Girl in Nosh Van
Claire Lever
as Assistant
Neil Bell
as Aspiring Singer
Simon Pegg
as Journalist
Elizabeth Kelly
as Ian's Gran
Darren Tighe
as Mike Pickering
Peter Gunn
as Farmer
Margi Clarke
as Actor in Corridor
Smug Roberts
as Railway Guard
Clint Boon
as 2nd Railway Guard
Toby Salaman
as Sir Keith Joseph
Conrad Murray
as Bailey Brother
Coogan Martin
as Chris Nagle
Kieran O'Brien
as Nathan McGough
Roger Kennedy
as Doorman Sam
Sean Cernow
as Little Pel
Fiona Allen
as Cloakroom Girl
Anthony H. Wilson
as Granada TV Studio Director
as Wise Guy
Mr. A. Bowser
as Wise Guy
Gary Roberts
as Wise Guy
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
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Full Review… | May 19, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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How much you enjoy 24 Hour Party People, director Michael Winterbottom's raucous look at the Manchester, England music scene of the '80s, probably depends on your background.

October 2, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review… | September 26, 2002
New York Magazine/Vulture
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