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Twin Town is a 1997 black comedy film made and set in the city of Swansea, South Wales, although some parts were filmed in Port Talbot. It was directed by Kevin Allen. It stars real-life brothers Rhys Ifans and Llyr Evans and also features Dougray Scott. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Swansea (Welsh: , mouth of the Tawe) is a city in Wales and a Welsh County. ... Approximate extent of South Wales South Wales (Welsh: ) is an area of Wales bordered by England and the Bristol Channel to the east and south, and Mid Wales and West Wales to the north and west. ... Arms of Port Talbot Port Talbot (Welsh: or Porth Talbot) is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, UK, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... Kevin Allen (born September 15, 1962) is an actor, director and film producer. ... Rhys Ifans [pronounced hris iv-ans] (born 22 July 1968, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire) is a Welsh actor. ... Llyr (LlÅ·r) Evans, now known as LlÅ·r Ifans, is a Welsh actor, and the brother of actor Rhys Ifans. ... Dougray Scott (born Stephen Scott on November 25, 1965) is a Scottish television and film actor. ...


The Lewis "twins" of the title are not twins but brothers. They spend their lives stealing cars and sniffing glue. Fatty Lewis, their father, falls from a ladder whilst doing roofing work for Bryn Cartwright. The twins attempt to demand compensation for the accident. Bryn refuses. The twins take revenge by ruining a local karaoke competition in which Bryn's daughter is singing by urinating on her during the performance. Bryn and Terry Walsh, a corrupt police detective (Bryn, Terry and Terry's partner, Alan Grey (Greyo), are involved in drug dealing), beat up the twins. As retaliation continues, events spiral out of control, progressing with the beheading of the Cartwrights' pet poodle to Terry Walsh setting fire to the Lewis's mobile home and causing the deaths of the twins family culminating in the murder of Bryn and Terry at the hands of the twins in retaliation. A coke bottle after being filled with blue paint for the means of solvent abuse in Townsville, Australia. ... Workers compensation systems (colloquially known as workers comp in North American English or compo in Australian English) provides compensation for employees who are injured in the course of employment. ... A Karaoke machine Karaoke (Japanese: カラオケ, from 空 kara, empty or void, and オーケストラ ōkesutora, orchestra) is a form of entertainment in which an amateur singer or singers sing along with recorded music on microphone. ... This article is about political corruption. ... A feud is a long-running argument or fight between parties—often groups of people, especially families or clans. ...


Due to the involvement of Trainspotting 's director and producer as executive producers, and to the bleak portrayal of life revolving around drugs and petty (and less petty) crime, Twin Town is often described as a "Welsh Trainspotting", a comparison which is almost equally often decried.

Many say Terry is based on tony montana this is also refrenced in the film itself

Reviews and commentaries on the net fall into three main categories: some mildly positive, those which see it as an extremely poor imitation of Trainspotting, and reviews along the lines of "I am from Swansea and I think it's hilarious". Much of the humour is very local, as are the accents and some of the language (eg amblumance for ambulance, "They could just cwtch up, like").

Time Out London described the film as "a plain misfire," but praised the brothers' performances as showing a lot of promise.[1] The distinctive Time Out logo, seen on all its publications Time Out is a publishing company based in London, England. ...

The film is also noted for having many uses of the word "fuck". The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ...

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