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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,735
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Dolby Digital

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Trivia

The original title was going to be 'The Season Ticket' which was the title of the novel written by Gateshead teacher Jonathan Tulloch. See more »

Goofs

When the boys enter Mrs. Brabbin's backyard after she calls them over, there are dogs running everywhere. She says that there are at least fourteen of them. They load up the refrigerator and, while Mrs. Brabin watches them, they leave the backyard. Suddenly all the dogs are gone. See more »

Quotes

Gerry McCarten: Sewell man, we're going nicking. Nicking things to sell. For proper money like.
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Soundtracks

HAPPY ENDING LIES
Written by Ian Broudie & Mark Cullen
Performed by Ian Broudie & Terry Hall
Published by Chrysalis Music Ltd.
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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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