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Purely Belter (2000)

Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

Director:

Mark Herman

Writers:

Mark Herman, Jonathan Tulloch (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Beattie Chris Beattie ... Gerry McCarten
Greg McLane Greg McLane ... Sewell
Charlie Hardwick Charlie Hardwick ... Mrs. McCarten
Roy Hudd ... Mr. Sewell
Tim Healy ... Mr. McCarten
Kevin Whately ... Mr. Caird
Jody Baldwin Jody Baldwin ... Gemma
Kerry Ann Christiansen Kerry Ann Christiansen ... Bridget
Tracy Whitwell ... Clare
Kate Garbutt Kate Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Laura Garbutt Laura Garbutt ... Baby Sheara
Su Elliot Su Elliot ... Mrs. Brabin (as Su Elliott)
Daniel James Lake Daniel James Lake ... Matthew Brabin
Tracey Wilkinson ... Mrs. Caird
Libby Davison Libby Davison ... Miss Warren
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Two teenage boys will do anything to get money to buy season tickets for their local team.

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They're a couple of zeros short of a grand

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

Virgin.net/FilmFour

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Newcastle Boys See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,735
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Most of the cast have appeared in the children's TV series Byker Grove (1989) See more »

Goofs

When Gerry And Sewell Go To The Sunderland, they are seen getting the bus at Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle City Centre, this is wrong because The Go-North East Bus Company and Nexus transport authority only run buses to Sunderland from Eldon Square Bus Station in Newcastle See more »

Quotes

Sewell: If I'd wanted to hear a whining asshole, I'd have farted.
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Written by Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, Trevor Horn, Anne Dudley,
Jonathan Jeczalik, Paul Morley, Gary Langan & Kim Deal
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd. / Period Music
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(administered by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. in the UK and Eire) / Universal / MCA Music Ltd. / Perfect Songs / Unforgettable Songs Ltd.
Performed by The Prodigy (as Prodigy)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company / Mute Records / Beggars Banquet / XL Recording
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Frequently funny kitchen-sinker
20 June 2001 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

Typically northern movie about a couple of working-class kids having fun and getting into scrapes while trying to save up for season tickets to the Toon, this has quite a few moments of hilarity and some of moving tragedy, was eclipsed by Billy Elliot at the cinemas but deserves some attention. The two leads are pretty reasonable for child actors and the story is kinda fun too, fans of yer Full Monty, Brassed Off, Gregory's Girl type thing should probably give it a chance.


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