24-Hour Party People

2001, Movie, R, 115 mins

24-Hour Party People
"This is not a film about me," insists Tony Wilson, the Mancunian TV host and post-punk impresario portrayed so brilliantly by Steve Coogan in this audacious biopic. "This is a story about the music." And so it is. Director Michael Winterbottom's account of Wilson's wild ride on fortune's wheel is jammed packed with the sounds of the edgy noisemakers who erupted out of Manchester in the wake of punk rock. Frank Cottrell Boyce's screenplay is also filled with some of the wittiest dialogue you're likely to hear in a rock flick. Blown away by the Sex Pistols' legendary 1976 appearance at Manchester Free Trade Hall, Wilson began featuring punk acts on his Granada TV show...
Released: 2001 Rated: R Length: 115 mins

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