AWAYDAYS

By Pat HOLDEN

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Drama - Completed 2008

AWAYDAYS is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson set in the post-punk era in Liverpool 1979. A gang of young men called “The Pack” seek to escape the 9 to 5 drudgery in search of sex, drugs, rock n' roll, fashion, football and fighting.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pat HOLDEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Kevin SAMPSON
    • Producer(s)
    • David HUGHES (Red Union Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking, funny, clever - and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on gigs, clubs, records and football. It's at a match that he meets Elvis (Liam Boyle).
      Elvis changes everything. He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack is legendary; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the Boneheads and Bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Lacoste tennis shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis is offering him a way in...
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