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After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band, Tony Wilson persuades his television to televise one of their performances. Punk groups soon are asking him to manage them. Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club, and bands emerge to change the industry forever.
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Review Good "This may be the first rock movie that isn't really about a
band, or even a movement, but a scene, a vibe, and the cultish buzz that
attended it. ''24 Hour Party People'' is an insider nostalgia trip for
graying art punks. It could have been called ''When We Were Cool,'' and it's
finally so cool that it freezes you out.''
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Review Very Good "Director Michael Winterbottom's account of Wilson's wild
ride on fortune's wheel is jammed packed with the sounds of the edgy noisemakers
who erupted out of Manchester in the wake of punk rock. It's also filled with
some wittiest dialogue you're likely to hear in a rock flick''
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Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by an unknown band called the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club, and bands like Joy Division, New Order, and the Happy Mondays emerge to change the industry forever.