24 Hour Party People

UK 18 Certificate
In cinemas
April 5, 2002
Buy it from
June 3, 2019
1 Hour 57 Minutes
Comedy, Drama
From Icon Film Distribution
very strong language, drug misuse

An exhilarating portrait of the 80’s music scene, 24 Hour Party People is viewed through the drug-glazed eyes of Tony Wilson: founder of one of the most important recording companies in history, Factory Records.

Signing up bands such as Stone Roses, Happy Mondays and Joy Division, Wilson famously went broke doling out artistic freedom, refusing to tie artists down with contracts, and reveling in the birth of rave culture in his commercially doomed, world-famous Hacienda nightclub.

A revelatory and unexpectedly inspiring true story of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, 24 Hour Party people is a blackly comic tale with a fantastic soundtrack and a certified must-own for music fans worldwide.

Last updated
November 7, 2021

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