Directed by Michael Winterbottom • 2002 • United Kingdom
Starring Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris
Blown away by an unknown band called the Sex Pistols, TV personality Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan) is inspired to invent a uniquely anarchic record label. Soon he’s promoting everyone from New Order to Happy Mondays on his newly formed Factory Records and partying like a rock star. From Tony’s speedy rise to Factory’s hedonistic fall, this wild, uproarious tour through the musical madness that was 1970s and ’80s Manchester bursts with the same anything-goes punk spirit that made the scene legendary.