Sweet Sixteen

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Everybody's looking for you. The police have been round. What a waste. It's your birthday, you're sixteen - do you know that?

Sweet Sixteen Synopsis

Liam’s mum, Jean, is in prison but is due to be released in time for his 16th birthday.  This time Liam is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he’s never had, which means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like Jean’s boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited Grandfather.


But first he’s got to raise the cash – no mean feat for a skint teenager.  It’s not long before Liam and his pals’ crazy schemes lead them into all sorts of trouble. Finding himself dangerously out of his depth, Liam knows he should walk away. Only this time, he just can’t let go.


  • Credits
    • Starring:
      Martin Compston, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane
    • Director:
      Ken Loach
    • Producers:
      Rebecca O'Brien
    • Screenplay:
      Paul Laverty
    • Executive Producers:
    • Distributor
    • Sales Agent:
      The Works
    • Credits summary:
      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 in association with Diaphana Distribution, BIM Distribuzione, ARD/Degeto Film and WDR
    • Certificate:
    • Running time:
      105 mins 56 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      October 4th 2002
    • Out on DVD
      October 7th 2003
    • Released
      October 4th 2002

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