24 Hour Party People (R)

Comedy 117 August 9, 2002

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.

Michael Winterbottom John Simm, Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, John Thomson, Nigel Pivaro, Martin Hancock, Chris Coghill, Mark Windows Frank Cottrell-Boyce Andrew Eaton United Artists Pictures

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