Sweet sixteen [videorecording] / a Sixteen Films production with Road Movies Filmproduktion and Tornasol/Alta Films in a British, German and Spanish co-production, a Scottish Screen and BBC Films presentation with the support of Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and The Glasgow Film Office
DVDs | distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment | 2003 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD S DRAMA) plus 1 more
[United States] : Trimark Home Video : distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital.
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Martin Compston, AnnMarie Fulton, William Ruane.
Producer, Rebecca O'Brien ; screenplay writer, Paul Laverty ; director, Ken Loach ; photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editor, Jonathan Morris ; music, George Fenton.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002.
Cannes Film Festival, 2002: Best Screenplay (Paul Laverty).
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive strong language, drug content and some violence.
In Greenock, Scotland, Liam is trying to make money. When he refuses to use his imprisoned mom as a drug mule, his criminal stepfather, Stan, and bitter grandfather kick him out of the house. He moves in with his level-headed older sister who has no love for their mother. Liam decides to buy a trailer for himself and his mom when she gets out of prison on the day before his 16th birthday. He comes up with a plan to steal Stan's drug stash and sell it to local junkies but Liam starts to develop the skills of a successful businessman and gets noticed by a group of big-time dealers.
Special features: director's commentary ; deleted scenes.
MW, 12-03; 9-04(rpl); 10-06(rpl)
LG1002D Trimark Home Video