25th Hour

25th Hour

  • 2002
  • R
  • 135 min
  • USA
  • drama

Monty Brogan, a drug dealer in New York, spends his last 24 hours of freedom before he goes to jail for seven years reconnecting with his father, friends and girlfriend.

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: David Benioff

Stars: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin

An intelligent and well-acted film despite the usual Spike Lee excesses.

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Edward Norton in 25th Hour (2002)


  • Spike Lee
    Spike Lee
    Spike Lee was born Shelton Lee in 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia. At a very young age, he moved from pre-civil rights Georgia, to Brooklyn, New York. Lee came from a proud and intelligent background. His father was a jazz musician, and his mother, a school teacher. His mother dubbed him Spike, due to his tough nature. He attended school in Morehouse College in Atlanta and developed his film making...

Main Cast


Tagline: This life was so close to never happening.

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: drama

Keywords: prison, prisoner, dream, drug dealer, nightclub, american dream, male friendship, melancholy, girlfriend, friendship, aftercreditsstinger

Categories: drug dealer, new york city, monologue, ground zero, russian mafia, one day, basketball, nightclub, post september 11 2001, dog, prison sentence, neo noir, new beginning


Producer: Julia Chasman, Jon Kilik, Spike Lee, Tobey Maguire

Editor: Barry Alexander Brown

Casting: Aisha Coley

Director of photography: Rodrigo Prieto

Original music composer: Terence Blanchard

Costume design: Sandra Hernandez

Production design: James Chinlund

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 135 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color