16 Years of Alcohol


Release Date 2003-08-14
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16 Years of Alcohol

16 Years of Alcohol is a 2003 drama film written and directed by Richard Jobson, based on his 1987 novel. The film is Jobson's first directorial effort, following a career as a television presenter on BSkyB and VH-1, and as the vocalist for the 1970s punk rock band The Skids. The cover of the DVD describes it as influenced by A Clockwork Orange and Trainspotting. The soundtrack features 1960s ska and skinhead reggae acts such as Desmond Dekker and Claudette and the Corporation, and 1970s rock bands such as Roxy Music, Velvet Underground, Iggy & The Stooges and The Skids. At the 2003 British Independent Film Awards, the film was nominated for best independent film, and Susan Lynch won the best supporting actor/actress category. Kevin McKidd plays the central character Frankie, a violent alcoholic who is partially based on Jobson's brother and on Jobson himself. The movie was set and filmed in Edinburgh and Aberdour.

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Actors & Characters

Kevin McKidd Kevin McKidd Frankie Frankie
Laura Fraser Laura Fraser Helen Helen
Susan Lynch Susan Lynch Mary Mary
Stuart Sinclair Blyth Stuart Sinclair Blyth Miller Miller
Michael Moreland Michael Moreland Budgie Budgie
Russel Anderson Russel Anderson Kill Kill
Iain De Caestecker Iain De Caestecker Frankie Frankie
Lewis MacLeod Lewis MacLeod Lewis Macleod Lewis Macleod
Lisa May Cooper Lisa May Cooper Frankie's Mother Frankie's Mother
Ewen Bremner Ewen Bremner Jake Jake


John Rhodes Cinematography
Richard Jobson Director
Yiannis Chalkiadakis Editor
Keith Atack Music
Mark Burton Producer
Richard Jobson Producer
Richard Jobson Writer