Sweet Sixteen [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 5929196
  • Release Date: 10/07/2003
  • Rating: R
Paul Laverty writes his fourth script with director Ken Loach for the gritty coming-of-age drama Sweet Sixteen. Set in the port city of Greenock, Scotland, local kid Liam (Martin Compston) spends his days trying to make money with his best friend, Pinball (William Ruane). When he refuses to use his imprisoned mother, Jean (Michelle Coulter), as a drug mule, his criminal stepfather, Stan (Gary McCormack), and bitter grandfather, Rab (Tommy McKee), kick him out of the house. He moves in with his levelheaded older sister, Chantelle (Annmarie Fulton), who is a single parent to toddler Callum and has no love for their mother. Liam quickly comes up with the idea to buy a trailer for himself and his mom when she gets out of prison on the day before his 16th birthday. In order to get enough money to make a down payment, he comes up with a plan to steal Stan's drug stash and sell it to local junkies. With Pinball at his side, Liam starts to develop the skills of a successful businessman and gets noticed by a group of big-time dealers. Gang leader Tony (Martin McCardie) sees his potential and makes him an offer, which leads Liam toward the life of crime that he was trying to avoid in the first place.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

    Special Features


    • Director commentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • 16 x 9 widescreen
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Sweet Sixteen
    Paul Laverty writes his fourth script with director Ken Loach for the gritty coming-of-age drama Sweet Sixteen. Set in the port city of Greenock, Scotland, local kid Liam (Martin Compston) spends his days trying to make money with his best friend, Pinball (William Ruane). When he refuses to use his imprisoned mother, Jean (Michelle Coulter), as a drug mule, his criminal stepfather, Stan (Gary McCormack), and bitter grandfather, Rab (Tommy McKee), kick him out of the house. He moves in with his levelheaded older sister, Chantelle (Annmarie Fulton), who is a single parent to toddler Callum and has no love for their mother. Liam quickly comes up with the idea to buy a trailer for himself and his mom when she gets out of prison on the day before his 16th birthday. In order to get enough money to make a down payment, he comes up with a plan to steal Stan's drug stash and sell it to local junkies. With Pinball at his side, Liam starts to develop the skills of a successful businessman and gets noticed by a group of big-time dealers. Gang leader Tony (Martin McCardie) sees his potential and makes him an offer, which leads Liam toward the life of crime that he was trying to avoid in the first place. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Martin Compston
      Martin Compston - Liam
    • William Ruane
      William Ruane - Pinball
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      Annmarie Fulton - Chantelle
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      Michelle Abercromby - Suzanne
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      Michelle Coulter - Jean



    Customer rating

    5.0
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still thinking about it two months later

      Posted
      armitagenut

      This was a very gritty film, giving insight into an entirely different way of life. My heart broke for some of the characters. Not at all suitable for children. The language made me blush. I initially rented this because my 8 yr old daughter had a crush on Martin Compston after watching him in Monarch of the Glen. She was disappointed that I made her leave the room after the first few minutes of the film. He was wonderful in this movie and I hope we see a lot more of him in the future. I did have to watch it with subtitiles on as I really couldn't follow the Scottish accents were too thick. But that didn't detract from the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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