Twenty Four Seven
Twenty Four Seven is a 1997 British sports drama film directed and written by Shane Meadows. It was co-written by frequent Meadows collaborator Paul Fraser.
In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy (Bob Hoskins), a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in; boxing. Soon, he opens a training facility which is accepted gratefully by them and the gangs start to grow together into friends. Darcy manages to organise a public fight for them to prove what they have learned. A training camp with hiking tours into the mountains of Wales forge the group into a tightly knit club society. With the day of the fight drawing closer, the young boxers get more and more excited.
|author||Paul Fraser Shane Meadows|
|award||European Film Award for Best Actor|
|events||boxing community identity social alienation|
|keywords||box draw hike nothing training camp young people|
|musicBy||Boo Hewerdine Neill MacColl|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Actor|
|productionCompany||BBC Films October Films|
|theme||sports teen drama|