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Twin Town (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1997 (USA)
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Llyr Ifans Llyr Ifans ... Julian Lewis (as Llyr Evans)
Rhys Ifans ... Jeremy Lewis
Dorien Thomas Dorien Thomas ... Greyo
Dougray Scott ... Terry Walsh
Buddug Williams Buddug Williams ... Mrs. Mort
Ronnie Williams Ronnie Williams ... Mr. Mort
Huw Ceredig Huw Ceredig ... Fatty Lewis
Rachel Scorgie Rachel Scorgie ... Adie Lewis
Di Botcher ... Jean Lewis
Mary Allen Mary Allen ... Olive
Paul Durden Paul Durden ... Taxi Driver
David Hayman ... Dodgy
Kevin Allen ... TV Presenter
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ... Dai Reese
Morgan Hopkins Morgan Hopkins ... Chip Roberts
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Storyline

Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours. The serene setting with miles upon miles of old semi-detached housing is suddenly cleaved apart by two young lads tearing through the neighbourhood in a two tone BMW 525. Julian and Jeremy are in deep trouble. Their dysfunctional family scrapes together a living from their dole money and odd-jobs offered to their father. The boys have long since turned to drug abuse and car theft leading a happy-go-lucky life in downtown no-hoper city. In due course the plot thickens as the boys are out for revenge against wealthy club owner Bryn who is not particularly helpful in providing compensation when their father is hit by an accident when working on his premises. The boys are fairly imaginative when it comes to planning their strike, culminating in scenes which all dog-haters and karaoke loathers will love. Written by Alexander Weidt <demos@cs.tu-berlin.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Rugby. Tom Jones. Male Voice Choirs. Shirley Bassey. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantisiliogogogch. Snowdonia. Prince of Wales. Anthony Hopkins. Daffodils. Sheep. Sheep Lovers. Coal. Slate Quarries. The Blaenau Ffestiniog Dinkey-Doo Miniature Railway. Now If That's Your Idea Of Thousands Of Years Of Welsh Culture, You Can't Blame Us For Trying To Liven The Place Up A Little Can You? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Gémeos See more »

Filming Locations:

South Wales, Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,827, 11 May 1997

Gross USA:

$127,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,923
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is filled with director Kevin Allen's family appearing in tiny roles. His mother and several aunties appear early on talking to a taxi driver, a uncle is the man getting a hand-job in the massage parlour and brother Keith is the farmer who eats a spiked hot-dog. See more »

Quotes

Dodgy: [Exiting Swansea train station] Fuck me, everyone's got shoes on their fucking feet!
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Alternate Versions

The American video/laserdisc version contains a pretitle scene with the Lewis twin in a Moroccan jail. They explain to the audience that Twin Town was filmed in Swansea, South Wales and not in any of the Swanseas in the US. There's also some banter about the thick accents which can be summarized as "pay attention." Director Kevin Allen plays the Moroccan jailer. See more »

Connections

References Fargo (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Behaviour
Written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys
Performed by Super Furry Animals
Courtesy of Creation Records/The Licensed Repertoire Division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Very Good

It's quite nice to see how good this film is when you think about it. A lot of people don't really know much about Welsh films and to be honest it's because there isn't that many unless there are in welsh language. Before Dougrary Scott starred in Mission Impossible 2 and Ripley's game there was Twin Town and the same goes for Rhys Ifans who stole most of the limelight on Notting Hill as the mad masturbating Welshman Spike but it all started here with Kevin Allen's Twin Town. A hard look at Swansea life through so many different characters who you forget who is who after the first half hour but what a bunch of characters they are. Most of them actually put Wales to shame but with a funny twist of humour and violence. This came hot on the heels of Trainspotting and had a lot to look up to but I think this just as good as Trainspotting. It starts off well enough and keeps going throughout without it letting up for a second till the end credits. Even though there are some ruthless people in this you can't help but fall in love with them especially Terry played by Dougrary Scoot who is just so comic as a hard cop bully who thinks he is the man but is actually very accident prone at most times and that's what makes him great amongst other roles.

This is a so much happening here and we should look at this for what it is which is a feel good film that starts you off straight away and doesn't let you stop till the end credits.


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