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 and 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.
Starring Stephen Graham, Nicky Bell, Liam Boyle
Director Pat Holden