24 Hour Party People

Synopsis: Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson, Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.
  1 win & 13 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
85
R
Year:
2002
117 min
707 Views


I'm teIIing you,

they cut straight between my baIIs.

You're not a reguIar shape though, are you?

Pardon?

For jeans.

-What do you mean, I'm not a reguIar shape?

-You've got big hips.

-I've not got big hips.

-You have.

-I haven't.

-You've got huge hips for a man.

That's fucking ridicuIous.

I haven't big hips. Don't say that.

-You've got bigger hips than me.

-That's fucking buIIshit.

It's reaIIy good stuff, isn't it?

This is good. Where did you get it from?

Mate of mine brought it back from his hoIidays.

What, Caribbean?

RhyI.

The Sun Center in RhyI.

Right.

I wouId describe it as history.

How can it be history?

There were onIy 42 peopIe at the gig.

So what?

How many peopIe were at the Last Supper?

TweIve. Thirteen, incIuding Jesus.

-Have you recovered?

-Yeah.

-But it's not documented.

-In other words, not many.

How many peopIe

were at the murder of JuIius Caesar?

I don't know. You teII me.

Five.

Shut up, then.

I'm Tony WiIson.

Here we are, as we are, So it Goes.

On tonight's show,

I'II be taIking to AIice Cooper from the ApoIIo.

ApparentIy, he'II be hanging a dwarf,

Iive on stage.

But first,

two minutes of the most important music...

...since EIvis waIked into

the Sun Studios in Memphis.

The Sex PistoIs and Anarchy in the UK.

in 1976...

...two or three people

controlled all the music on television.

And they didn't like punk.

For a year...

...if you wanted to see

the most exciting bands in the world...

...they were on a regional show

coming out of Manchester.

My show.

The StrangIers. Amazing.

-CIass act, that.

-They're shit.

-They're a bunch of wankers.

-Language.

This is better.

This guy....

I fucking Iove this guy. This guy is fantastic.

Listen to that voice.

-Listen to him.

-Looks a bit homo, though, with that--

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