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24 Hour Party PeopleSet in Manchester, England, from the late '70s to the early '90s, director Michael Winterbottom's zippy mockumentary follows the rise and fall and rise...24 Hour Party PeopleComedyPT117MRSet in Manchester, England, from the late '70s to the early '90s, director Michael Winterbottom's zippy mockumentary follows the rise and fall and rise...2003-01-24Kenny BakerRob BrydonJames CartwrightKenny Baker, Rob Brydon, James CartwrightUnited Artists (MGM)
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24 Hour Party People

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Steve Coogan, Kenny Baker, Rob Brydon, James Cartwright; Director: Michael Winterbottom; Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce; Runtime (in minutes): 117; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

Set in Manchester, England, from the late ’70s to the early ’90s, director Michael Winterbottom’s zippy mockumentary follows the rise and fall and rise again of record-label honcho Tony Wilson, who gave careers to the likes of seminal Brit bands Joy Division and New Order. As the amusingly egomaniacal Wilson, comedian Coogan delivers a cheeky breakthrough performance, wandering through the circus-like raves as if he were a post-punk prince. It’s sheer ecstasy.

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