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24 Hour Party People

Rating:R (for strong language, drug use and sexuality)
Genre:Comedy, Drama
Release Date:August 9, 2002
Running time:117 minutes
Cast:John Simm, Paddy Considine, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James
Director:Michael Winterbottom
Producer:Andrew Eaton
Writer:Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Distributor:United Artists Pictures

Description: 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.

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