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25th Hour Details


A man has one day to put his life in order before a long stretch in prison in this drama directed by Spike Lee. Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) is a man who came from a working class family in New York. Monty's best friends Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Slaughtery (Barry Pepper) went on to distinguished careers as, respectively, a high school teacher and a bonds trader, but Monty took a different path and began dealing drugs. While Monty's trade has made him plenty of money, it hasn't brought him much respect from his family and friends, and while Jacob and Slaughtery have stayed in touch, Monty's lifestyle has led them to keep their distance. One night, Monty is relaxing at home with his girlfriend Naturelle (Rosario Dawson) when the police show up; Monty is arrested, and after a trial he's sentenced to seven years in prison. On his last day of freedom before he goes to jail, Monty tries to make amends with his father (Brian Cox) and goes out on the town with Jacob and Slaughtery. With both of his friends facing emotional crises of their own, Monty finds himself wondering where his life took a wrong turn and if there's any way left to redeem himself. Along the way, Monty begins to suspect that Naturelle may have turned him in, and he has to deal with Kostya Novotny (Tony Siragusa), an ill-tempered drug supplier who has unfinished business with him. 25th Hour was scripted by David Benioff, who adapted the story from his novel of the same name. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 19, 2002


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Terence Blanchard Best Original Score 2002 Nominee


Edward Norton
as Montgomery "Monty" Brogan
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Jakob Elinsky
Barry Pepper
as Francis Xavier Slaughtery
Rosario Dawson
as Naturelle Riviera
Anna Paquin
as Mary D'Annunzio
Brian Cox
as James Brogan
Tony Siragusa
as Kostya Novotny
Misha Kuznetsov
as Senka Valghobek
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
as Agent Flood
Michael Genet
as Agent Cunningham
Patrice O'Neal


Spike Lee
Spike Lee
Edward Norton
Jon Kilik
Julia Chasman
Tobey Maguire
David Benioff
Book Author
David Benioff
Rodrigo Prieto
Terence Blanchard
Composer (Music Score)
Barry Alexander Brown
James Chinlund
Production Designer
Nicholas Lundy
Art Director
Jeff Sommerville
Associate Producer
Nick Wechsler
Executive Producer
Ondine Karady
Set Designer
Sandra Hernandez
Costume Designer
Rolf Pardula
Sound/Sound Designer
Aisha Coley
Ellen Kuras
Additional Cinematography