R | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
Writer/director Joe Cornish was inspired to make this film after actually being mugged in real-life one night (much in the same way Sam was as portrayed in the film). He noticed his five young assailants were as scared as he was, and started researching their lives.
Pest appears to have a magical backpack. As the gang pulls out and uses all of his fireworks, more magically appear a minute afterwards.
£1,133,859 (UK) (15 May 2011)
$1,024,175 (USA) (25 September 2011)
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