Year: 2002
USA: Touchstone Pictures
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tony Devon, Paul Diomede, Keith Nobbs, Levani Outchaneichvili, Aaron Stanford
Director: Spike Lee
Country: USA
USA & UK: 134 mins
USA Rated: R for strong language and some violence
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and one scene of strong violence
USA Release Date: 19 December 2002 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 25 April 2003


The clock is ticking on Monty Brogan's (Edward Norton) freedom - in 24 hours, he goes to prison for seven long years. Once a king of Manhattan, Monty is about to say goodbye to the life he knew - a life that opened doors to New York's swankiest clubs but also alienated him from the people closest to him. In his last day on the outside, Monty tries to reconnect with his father (Brian Cox), who's never given up on his son, and gets together with his two closest friends from the old days, Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Claughtery (Barry Pepper). Also in the mix is his girlfriend, Naturelle (Rosario Dawson), who might (or might not) have been the one who tipped off the cops. Monty's not sure of much these days... but with time running out, there are choices to be made. Acclaimed director Spike Lee (SUMMER OF SAM, DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X) sheds light on a man who's unsure of how his life has led him to this point as he struggles to redeem himself in the 25th hour.