The Movie

Out May 22nd 2009

  • Director: Pat Holden
  • Producer: David A Hughes
  • Screenplay: Kevin Sampson
Carty played by Nicky Bell

Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking, funny, clever - and bored out of his mind. His mother died a year ago. He lives in middle class suburbia with his silently grieving father and feisty young sister, Molly. Carty works as a junior civil servant and spends all his wages on gigs, clubs, records and football. It's at a match that he meets Elvis (Liam Boyle).

Elvis changes everything. He's part of a gang called The Pack. The Pack is legendary; they dress in a cultish, almost effeminate style that's at odds with the Boneheads and Bootboys they fight against. They have androgynous wedge haircuts worn with Lacoste tennis shirts, Lois jeans and Adidas Forest Hills training shoes. For as long as he has been going to football, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis is offering him a way in...



Screen Info

As it currently stands Awaydays will be screened in the following cinemas.


West End/London (7)

  • Vue West End
  • Cineworld Wandsworth
  • Cineworld Enfield
  • Vue West End
  • Showcase Newham
  • Ritzy Brixton
  • Vue Shepherds Bush
  • Vue Romford


Regional Confirmed (39)

  • Nottingham Broadway
  • Showroom Sheffield
  • PicHouse Liverpool @ FACT
  • Empire Wigan
  • Empire Sunderland
  • Ritzy Brixton
  • Odeon Liverpool One
  • Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
  • Odeon Manchester Printwerks
  • Odeon Bromborough
  • Cineworld Milton Keynes
  • Cineworld Birmingham Broad St.
  • Cineworld Nottingham
  • Cineworld Cardiff
  • Cineworld Bolton
  • Cineworld Castleford
  • Cineworld Sheffield
  • Cineworld Edinburgh
  • Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew St.
  • Cineworld Dublin
  • Showcase Liverpool
  • Showcase Leeds
  • Showcase Leicester DeLux
  • Showcase Bristol DeLux
  • Showcase Coventry
  • Showcase Dudley
  • Showcase Teeside
  • Showcase Glasgow East
  • Showcase Cardiff
  • Vue Birmingham
  • Vue Birkenhead
  • Vue Preston
  • Vue Blackburn
  • Vue Bolton
  • Vue Bury
  • Vue Cheshire Oaks
  • Vue Leeds Light
  • Metro Newcastle






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