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1994, a small town in central Scotland. Best mates Johnno and Spanner, despite being total opposites, have a deep bond. Now on the cusp of adulthood, life is destined to take them in different directions – Johnno’s family are moving him to a new town and a better life, leaving Spanner behind to face a precarious future. But this summer is going to be different for them, and for the country. The explosion of the free party scene and the largest counter-cultural youth movement in recent history is happening across the UK. In pursuit of adventure and escape the boys head out on one last night together to an illegal rave. Stealing cash from Spanner’s older brother, under the hazy stewardship of pirate radio DJ D-Man, the boys’ journey into an underworld of anarchy, freedom and a full on collision with the forces of law and order.
A universal coming of age story, set to a soundtrack as eclectic and electrifying as the scene it gave birth to. A story for our time – of friendship, rebellion and the irresistible power of gathered youth.


Type of film
Brian Welsh
Camilla Bray
Executive Producer
Steven Soderbergh
Robin Hill
Kieran Hurley (play), Brian Welsh
Director of Photography
Benjamin Kracun
Production Designer
Víctor Molero
JD Twitch (Optimo)
Principal Cast
Laura Fraser, Lorn Macdonald, Gemma McElhinnry, Rachel Jackson, Cristian Ortega

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Last updated 6th February 2018

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Rosetta Productions Ltd
Camilla Bray
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