Adulthood (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Adulthood (2008)
  • Rate: 6.6/10 total 5,294 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 20 June 2008 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: 99 min
  • Gross: £3,247,651(UK)(13 July 2008)
  • Director: Noel Clarke
  • Stars: Noel Clarke, Scarlett Alice Johnson and Adam Deacon
  • Original Music By: Chad Hobson   
  • Plot Keyword: Drugs | Hoodie | Drug Addict | Sex | Chav

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Noel Clarke  writer

Known Trivia

    Goofs: Continuity: In the scene where Sam fights with a person in the cemetery. The fight scene shows sunlight and shadows in one shot and missing in another. This is repeated while they are wrestling each other on the ground.

    Plot: Six years after Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier… See more »  »

    Story: Six years after Sam Peel is released from jail for killing Trife, he realizes that life is no easier on the outside than it was on the inside and he's forced to confront the people he hurt the most. Some have moved on, others are stuck with the repercussions of his actions that night, but one thing's for certain – everyone has been forced to grow up. Through his journey Sam struggles to deal with his sorrow and guilt and something else he didn't expect – those seeking revenge. As he's pursued by a new generation of bad boys, Sam sets about trying to get the message across to his pursuers that they should stop the violence, much like Trife tried to tell him all those years ago. Can Sam stop the cycle of violence and make something positive from the destruction he caused or will his journey into Adulthood end here?Written by Anonymous  


    Synopsis: Six years after he was convicted for killing Trife, Sam Peel is released from jail. After returning home and finding no one in, Sam visits Trife’s grave and is confronted by a man who tries to stab him. Sam is able to overpower him, but receives a stab wound in the shoulder. The man tells him that someone is coming for him, and his family. Sam looks up all the people he knew before he went inside and first goes to see Claire who is now with a new boyfriend, Hayden (Danny Dyer).

    Claire is not happy to see Sam but tells him that Moony goes to Central University. Sam is confronted by Hayden for the abuse he gave Claire when they were younger. The movie then turns to Jay, after the death of Trife. Jay has gone on a downward spiral and is now dealing drugs and suffering from violent outbursts. Sam seeks out Moony who is not pleased to see him and tells him he doesn’t know who is after him but he deserves all that he gets. After following a trail of information leading him from one old face to the next, Sam befriends Lexi, a local drug addict. Their friendship grows closer as she aids Sam in finding those that seek out his family. Meanwhile both Jay and a group of young youths (one of which being rapper Plan B) hunt down Sam for revenge over the tragedy occurring 6 years prior. As Sam’s desperation grows, it is unclear whether he will be able to protect his family and whether he will find who he is looking for before he is found by those looking for him.

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    Produced By:

    • James Biddle known as line producer
    • George Isaac known as producer
    • Damian Jones known as producer
    • Amir Madani known as executive producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Noel Clarke known as Sam
    • Scarlett Alice Johnson known as Lexi
    • Adam Deacon known as Jay
    • Jacob Anderson known as Omen
    • Ben Drew known as Dabs
    • Femi Oyeniran known as Moony
    • Shanika Warren-Markland known as Kayla
    • Nathan Constance known as Ike
    • Cornell John known as Uncle Curtis (as Cornell S. John)
    • Pierre Mascolo known as Andreas
    • Wil Johnson known as Big Man
    • Red Madrell known as Alisa
    • Don Klass known as Blammy
    • Arnold Oceng known as Henry
    • Madeleine Fairley known as Claire
    • Danny Dyer known as Hayden
    • Adjoa Andoh known as Mrs. Peel
    • Troy Glasgow known as Jahvon
    • Ben Turner known as Giles
    • Nicholas Briggs known as Max
    • David Ajala known as Desmond
    • Rosanna Hoult known as Polly
    • Ted Nygh known as Levi (as Teddy Nygh)
    • Jason Frederick known as Troy
    • Shystie known as Lisa (as Chanelle Calica)
    • Fraser Ayres known as D Dee
    • Davie Fairbanks known as Terry, Friendly Inmate
    • James Hamilton known as Teano
    • Paul Beckham known as Middle Class Man
    • Nick Nevern known as Police Officer
    • Kyle Summercorn known as Youth
    • Alexandra Piasecki known as Cafe Owner
    • Patrik-Ian Polk known as Comically Tall Man (as Patrik Ian Polk)
    • Sabrina Jones known as Cafe Girl
    • Melahat Cengel known as Stylist in Salon
    • Mary Caybakan known as Salon Customer
    • Katrina Smith known as Salon Customer 2
    • Clemence Slama known as Amelie
    • Sarah de Freitas known as Anna
    • Kirsty McHugh known as Andreas' Girl
    • Chris Sancha known as Jon
    • Rowley Irlam known as Vern
    • Dwaine O'Connor known as Prison Officer
    • Stephanie Edwin-Fisher known as Cigarette Girl
    • Papa Face known as Dub Vendor Shop Owner
    • Danny Makepeace known as Big Foot Man
    • Kevin Marshall known as Mistaken Sam
    • Rodney Migillive known as Mo Betta Cutz Barber
    • Paul Clarke known as Mo Betta Cutz Barber 2
    • Robert Dearle known as Prison Redband
    • Kieran Lee known as Prison Inmate
    • Wayne Llewellyn known as Big Man's Gang
    • Dominic Armstrong known as Big Man's Gang
    • Odile Bellew known as Middle Class Woman
    • Camille Coduri known as Woman on Bus
    • Sunny Coduri Fulford known as Blond Boy
    • Jordan John known as Boy on Bus 1
    • Sharif Ahmed known as Winking Boy
    • Samantha Harrington known as Tammy
    • Karen King known as Oystrer Card Lady
    • Hannah Bhuiya known as Big Man's Girl 1
    • Shaka Henderson known as Big Man's Girl 2
    • Emmanuel Umeh known as Video Game Boy 1
    • Romell Holmes known as Video Game Boy 2
    • Helen Laker known as Tattoo Girl
    • Dominique Tipper known as Student 1
    • Ana Sofia Da Silva known as Student 2
    • Rhoda Montemayor known as Kim (Blammy's Girl)
    • Lynn Blades known as Alisa's Mum
    • Fernando da Silva known as Locksmith
    • David Warren known as Prison Warden
    • James Grogan known as Greek Man
    • Forbes KB known as Canon
    • Darren Luckin known as Drug dealer
    • Mario Macan known as Teenager
    • Amir Madani known as Amir
    • Robert Karn known as Waiter (uncredited)
    • Amira Malek known as Crowd Member (uncredited)
    • Kevin Proctor known as Prison Inmate (uncredited)
    • Cedric St. Clair known as Angry Customer (uncredited)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

    • Shefali Choudhury known as special effects makeup designer
    • Marlene Farrell known as hair designer
    • Marlene Farrell known as makeup designer
    • Nicki Pope known as assistant makeup artist
    • Anna Wilson-Soppitt known as makeup dailies

    Art Department:

    • Nina Aufderheide known as stand-by art director
    • Bart Tuft known as prop hand


    Production Companies:

    • Cipher Films
    • Limelight

    Other Companies:

    • ARRI Lighting Rental  lighting
    • ARRI Media  camera equipment provided by
    • Casting Collective  extras casting
    • Film Finances  completion guarantor
    • Fuji Photo Film  motion picture film supplied by
    • HireWorks  Avid equipment rental
    • Media Services  stationery supplier
    • Sapex Scripts  post-production services
    • Translux  facilities


    • Independent (2008) (worldwide) (all media)
    • Pathé Pictures International (2008) (UK) (theatrical)
    • Capelight Pictures (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
    • Indies Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (retail)
    • Movie Bank (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (rental)
    • Pathé Distribution (2009) (UK) (DVD)
    • Pathé Distribution (2009) (UK) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
    • Roadshow Entertainment (2009) (Australia) (DVD)
    • Teleview International (2008) (Lebanon) (TV) (Middle East)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

    • Timothy P. Jones known as visual effects: digital film bureau
    • John Palmer known as digital film bureau manager: Scanning and Laser record
    • Rob Pizzey known as digital colourist

    Release Date:

    • UK 17 June 2008 (London) (premiere)
    • Ireland 20 June 2008
    • UK 20 June 2008
    • Netherlands 7 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Czech Republic 10 July 2009 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
    • Germany 4 January 2010 (DVD premiere)


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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