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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Actor Toby Kebbell, who plays Joy Division's manager Rob Gretton appeared in Dead Man's Shoes (2004) playing Paddy Considine's younger brother. Interestingly Paddy Considine himself also played Rob Gretton in Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (2002), which focused more on the biography of Tony Wilson and the Manchester music movement,... ...
Side effects include: drowsiness, apathy, and blurred vision... I'm taking two.
On the contract signed in Tony's blood, drummer Stephen Morris' name is spelled Steven. (The band mocks Tony's lightheadedness from the blood loss by falsely telling him that "Morris" needs to have a second "s" added, but no mention is made of the misspelling of his first name.)
£252,426 (UK) (7 October 2007)
$871,577 (USA) (27 January 2008)