Twenty Four Seven (film)

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Twenty Four Seven
UK DVD cover
Directed by Shane Meadows
Produced by Imogen West
Written by Paul Fraser
Shane Meadows
Starring Bob Hoskins
Music by Boo Hewerdine
Neil MacColl
Cinematography Ashley Rowe
Edited by William Diver
Distributed by Pathé (UK)
Alliance Atlantis Communications (Canada)
Release date
10 September 1997
United Kingdom:
3 April 1998
United States:
1 May 1998
25 June 1998
Running time
96 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $72,544[1]

Twenty Four Seven is a 1997 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.



The film received very favourable press on release in the UK, including five star reviews from publications including Empire. It subsequently performed well at UK awards ceremonies. At the 1998 BAFTA Awards, it was nominated for the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. At the 1998 British Independent Film Awards, Meadows won the Douglas Hickox Award and the film was nominated in the Best British Independent Film category. Meadows won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1998 Venice Film Festival.


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