Paul Carty is 19, good-looking, clever – and bored out of his mind. Working as a junior civil servant, he spends all his wages on gigs, clubs, records and above all, football. At a gig one night, he meets Elvis, and everything changes.
Elvis is part of The Pack; a legendary, violent gang of hooligans known across the terraces, who follow their team from town to town in search of a fight, dressed in Fred Perry T-shirts and Adidas trainers and armed with Stanley knives. For as long as he can remember, Carty has been fascinated by The Pack. Now Elvis is offering him a way in...
Based on the classic novel by Kevin Sampson, and pulsating to a soundtrack of Joy Division, The Cure, Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox, AWAYDAYS is a blade-sharp rites-of-passage tale that buzzes with the post-punk energy of its late-70s Liverpool setting.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Featurette, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: When Carty meets Elvis at a Bunnymen gig, they fall headlong into a volatile friendship that each of them aches for but neither can control. Violent, sexy and funny, Awaydays is a blade-sharp rites-of-passage that buzzes with the post-punk energy of its late-70's Liverpool setting.
Based on the classic novel by Kevin Sampson, and pulsating to a soundtrack of Joy Division, The Cure, Magazine, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ultravox, Awaydays examines identity, fate, the nature of male longings and their need to belong. It is the first major feature film to be set during, and evocatively portray, the first dawning of the football casual fashion cult. Quadrophenia meets Control. Trainspotting meets Stand By Me. Awaydays is all of these - A Catcher In The Rye with switchblades. ...Awaydays