25th Hour DVD cover
|Directed by||Spike Lee|
|Produced by||Julia Chasman|
|Written by||David Benioff|
Philip Seymour Hoffman
|Music by||Terence Blanchard|
|Distributed by||Touchstone Pictures|
|Release date(s)||16 December 2002|
|Running time||135 minutes|
25th Hour is a 2002 Spike Lee film based on David Benioff's novel The 25th Hour. Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20 1957 is an Emmy Award -winning and Academy Award -nominated American Film director, Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20 1957 is an Emmy Award -winning and Academy Award -nominated American Film director, Tobias Vincent "Tobey" Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is a Canadian Actor. David Benioff (born circa 1970 in New York City) is an American writer Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is a BAFTA - Golden Globe - SAG - and Academy Award -winning American Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild - and Emmy -nominated Canadian -born Rosario Dawson (born May 9 1979 is an American Actress and Singer. Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born June 1, 1946) is a BAFTA - and Emmy Award -winning Golden Globe -nominated British Anna Helene Paquin (born July 24 1982 is an Academy Award -winning Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated Canadian - New Zealander Terence Blanchard is an internationally renowned jazz trumpeter bandleader composer arranger and Golden Globe-nominated film score composer Rodrigo Prieto (born November 1965 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican Cinematographer. Touchstone Pictures is one of several alternate Film labels of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1984 Events 755 - An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20 1957 is an Emmy Award -winning and Academy Award -nominated American Film director, David Benioff (born circa 1970 in New York City) is an American writer The 25th Hour is the 2001 debut novel by David Benioff. A film adaptation for which Benioff wrote the adapted screenplay was directed by The cast includes Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin. Philip Seymour Hoffman (born July 23, 1967) is a BAFTA - Golden Globe - SAG - and Academy Award -winning American Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Golden Globe - Screen Actors Guild - and Emmy -nominated Canadian -born Rosario Dawson (born May 9 1979 is an American Actress and Singer. Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born June 1, 1946) is a BAFTA - and Emmy Award -winning Golden Globe -nominated British Anna Helene Paquin (born July 24 1982 is an Academy Award -winning Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated Canadian - New Zealander Norton plays Montgomery "Monty" Brogan, a convicted drug dealer who has one last day of freedom before beginning a seven-year prison sentence. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of
The film begins with Monty Brogan and Kostya saving a dog that he found abandoned in the street. As he drives away, the opening credits roll over shots of the Tribute in Light at the World Trade Center site. The Tribute in Light is a temporary art installation of 88 Searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center from March 11 to April 14 The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan The film then cuts to the present (approximately 4 years have passed) and Brogan is walking the streets of New York with Doyle (the dog he saved). He goes to his old school where he meets up with his teacher friend Jacob Elinsky (Hoffman) and talks to him about the party tonight. Elinksy then calls Frank Slaughtery (Pepper) who is working as a Wall Street trader.
Brogan then goes home to his girlfriend Naturelle (Dawson) and they discuss the fact that this is his last night before prison. Through a series of flashbacks we learn that Brogan has been busted for being a drug dealer, and he is looking at 7 years in Otisville prison. The Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville is located in Orange County, New York, USA.
Brogan visits his father (Cox) at his Irish Pub on Staten Island, and his father blames himself for Monty getting into the position he's in. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Monty goes to the bathroom and sees "Fuck you" written on a mirror. His reflection begins to talk to him in a "Fuck Everybody" rant against New York City. This rant takes in everybody including the homeless, the Blacks, Hasidic Jews, the NYPD, the Church, Jesus Christ, Chelsea homosexuals, Bensonhurst Italians, the rich Upper East Side wives, Russian mobsters, Korean grocers, Pakistani and Sikh taxi drivers, Wall Street brokers, the Puerto Ricans, the Dominicans and Osama Bin Laden. Hasidic Judaism (also Chasidic, etc from the Hebrew: he '''''חסידות''''', Chassidus, meaning "piety" from the Hebrew Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the Manhattan borough of New York City. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation. Bensonhurst is a neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The' Italian people' are a Southern European Ethnic group located primarily in Italy, Switzerland, France and by virtue of a wide-ranging The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park and the East River. The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries The Korean people are an East Asian Ethnic group. Most Koreans speak the Korean language. Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Sikh (English or; ਸਿੱਖ sikkh, IPA) is the title and name given to an adherent of Sikhism. Wall Street is a street in lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. Puerto Ricans in the United States (also referred to as the "Puerto Rican Diaspora," " Nuyorican " "Stateside Puerto Ricans" "mainland The Dominican Republic ( Spanish: República Dominicana;) is a nation located in the Caribbean region and shares the island of Hispaniola with Osama bin Laden, with some spelling variations is the name used in English to refer to (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن born 10 March He then rants against his friends, his girlfriend and his father. But then Brogan looks at his reflection and confronts him saying, "Fuck you, Montgomery Brogan. You had it all and you threw it away, you DUMB FUCK!" Brogan and his father then discuss whether it was Naturelle who tipped off the police about him.
Jacob goes to Frank's Apartment and as they both look over Ground Zero, they both talk about Monty going to prison. The World Trade Center site sits on 16 Acres (65000 m² in Lower Manhattan in New York City. Jacob can't believe it's happening but Frank claims that he deserves it because he's become rich through the misery of other people. He then says that after tonight, they'll never see him again. Jacob and Frank go to a Chinese restaurant and they both confront each other about how they don't live in reality. Frank spends his working hours figuring out how to defraud foreign governments and then when he gets out of his office he doesn't know how to behave. Jacob is ashamed of his wealth and goes around unhappy all the time because he was born rich. They both meet Brogan and Naturelle at a bar before going to a club.
At the club, Jacob runs into one of his students, Mary (Paquin) who we see before complaining to Jacob about the grade of one of her English papers. She goes with them into the club. Monty asks Jacob if he will take care of Doyle while he's in prison and Jacob accepts. Monty and Frank discuss how he got to this position and what will happen to him in prison, and Frank promises him that when he gets out he'll be there and they'll open a bar together. Frank and Naturelle also discuss how Monty got to this position, but Frank accuses her of not doing anything because she got used to a fancy life. He then insinuates that it might have been her who tipped off the cops. Monty and his partner Kostya then go to speak to a group of Russian mobsters, run by Uncle Nikolai. Nikolai gives Monty some tips on how to survive in prison. Then it is revealed that it was Kostya who sold Monty out. Monty decides to leave, asserting that he'll never come back.
While all this is happening, Jacob and Mary kiss, but then Jacob decides it is a bad idea and then he leaves.
They all leave the club and Monty, Jacob and Frank go to a park, where Monty gives Doyle to Jacob. Monty then gets Frank to make him look ugly by beating him up, saying that it's all about the first day and if he goes in looking ugly he might have a chance to survive. Frank does it reluctantly, giving Monty a black eye and a lot of cuts and bruises to his face, and then Monty goes home.
Monty's dad arrives and says that he'll take him to Otisville. While Jacob and Frank are still at the park reflecting on all that has happened, Monty is on his way to prison. On the way he looks out of his window and sees all the people who he ranted against standing along the road smiling at him. He then sees a little boy on a bus and they each write their name on the window.
As they come to the George Washington Bridge, Monty's dad says that if he wants it, he will make a left turn and they will leave New York. Monty's dad's idea is that they leave New York and drive through the desert until they find a town. They'll have one last drink together and then he will go back to New York. Monty will make a new life for himself. He'll get a job at a bar, and he'll get himself the right papers. He'll never come back to New York, never call and never write. But after a couple of years, he'll send word to Naturelle. She'll come to live with him and they'll have a family. Then many years later, Monty will gather his whole family together and he'll tell them the whole story and who he is and where he comes from. Then he'll ask them if they know how lucky they are to be here, because it came so close to never happening.
The film cuts back to the present, with Monty with all the cuts and bruises on his face, seemingly asleep. They've just passed the George Washington Bridge.
|Edward Norton||Monty Brogan|
|Philip Seymour Hoffman||Jacob Elinsky|
|Barry Pepper||Frank Slaughtery|
|Rosario Dawson||Naturelle Riviera|
|Anna Paquin||Mary D'Annunzio|
|Brian Cox||James Brogan|
|Tony Siragusa||Kostya Novotny|
|Levan Uchaneishvili||Uncle Nikolai (as Levani)|
|Dan Fleury||Tom Paciorikski (Russian bodyguard)|
|Tony Devon||Agent Allen|
|Misha Kuznetsov||Senka Valghobek|
|Isiah Whitlock Jr.||Agent Flood|
|Michael Genet||Agent Cunningham|
|Al Palagonia||Salvatore Dominick|