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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Pat Holden
Produced by David A. Hughes
Written by Kevin Sampson
Starring Stephen Graham
Nicky Bell
Liam Boyle
Oliver Lee
Lee Battle
Sean Ward
Ian Puleston-Davies
Holly Grainger
Sacha Parkinson
Samantha McCarthy
Music by David A. Hughes
Cinematography Tony Mitchell
Editing by Mark Elliot
Distributed by Optimum Releasing
Release date(s) May 22, 2009 (United Kingdom)
Running time 105 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Awaydays is a 2009 English film directed by Pat Holden and stars Stephen Graham. It is based on the novel of the same name by Kevin Sampson.


Awaydays is filmed on the Wirral Peninsula. Set in the North West of England during the post-punk era, 'Awaydays' tells the story of Paul Carty – a 19-year-old who spends all his money on gigs, clubs, records and football.

At a gig he meets Elvis, who is part of a legendary gang known as The Pack, a firm attached to Tranmere Rovers F.C.. With their own unique, cool style – a style that’s at odds with the Boneheads they fight against. They dress themselves in Adidas Jackets and trainers, and arm themselves with Stanley Knives - The Pack have always impressed Carty. Now his new friend Elvis is offering him a way in.


The soundtrack of Awaydays (released by the Universal Music Group) is pivotal to the film and comprises post-punk and electronic music, appropriate for the film's setting and atmosphere, especially focused on the music of Ultravox and Joy Division, according to writer Kevin Sampson.

Track listing
  1. Ultravox - Young Savage (2:58)
  2. Carty And Elvis in Eric's (0:21)
  3. The Rascals - All That Jazz (2:57)
  4. Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag (4:38)
  5. “Sunrise” (0:49)
  6. “Liverpool 1979” (1:11)
  7. Magazine - The Light Pours Out of Me (4:35)
  8. “When We Go To Berlin” (0:58)
  9. Ultravox - Slow Motion (3:27)
  10. “Wool Stomp” (1:17)
  11. The Cure - 10:15, Saturday Night (Home Demo) (4:35)
  12. Joy Division - Insight (4:23)
  13. “Come And See The Stars” (0:39)
  14. “Elvis's Dub” (2:36)
  15. “Carty Deflated” (1:48)
  16. “Carty's Revenge” (1:07)
  17. Echo & the Bunnymen - Going Up (4:01)
  18. Carty's Last Awayday (1:27)
  19. Ultravox - Just For a Moment (3:12)
  20. The Mekons - Where Were You? (2:42)
  21. The Jam - When You're Young (3:12)
  22. Elvis Costello - Night Rally (2:44)
  23. Dalek I - The World (2:28)
  24. The Teardrop Explodes - Sleeping Gas (Zoo Version) (4:39)
  25. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - Electricity (3:34)
  26. The Human League - Being Boiled (3:51)
  27. Wire - I Am the Fly (3:08)
  28. Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods (3:29)

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