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  Metroactive Movies | Twin Town
Swansea, "the graveyard of ambition," as local hero Dylan Thomas called the now-moribund port town, is the setting for Twin Town, director Kevin Allen's story of South Wales' answer to Heckyl and Jeckyl, Julian (Llyr Evans) and Jeremy (Rhys Ifans).
The spirited disgustingness of Twin Town does keep you watching, and the film is most enjoyable when it most resembles Pink Flamingos.
Twin Town (Unrated; 100 min.), directed by Kevin Allen, written by Paul Durden and Allen, photographed by John Mathieson and starring Llyr Evans and Rhys Ifans.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/06.12.97/twin-town-9724.html   (476 words)

 Twin Town Treatment Centers-Drug Alcohol Treatment Program
Twin Town Treatment Centers was established by Twin Town Treatment Center of St. Paul, Minnesota, a freestanding inpatient chemical dependency hospital.
Twin Town Treatment Centers was one of the first providers to anticipate and seize the behavioral managed healthcare market opportunity by establishing outpatient chemical dependency treatment in Southern California, the core of the managed care movement.
Twin Town Treatment Centers and its staff are committed to arresting the downward spiral created by the progression of the disease, and providing a bridge on which the client, their family and associates, may begin the process of personal healing, development and renewal.
www.twintowntreatmentcenters.com /history.shtml   (254 words)

  Twin Town (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours...
The two twins are drugged-up social dropouts who enjoy playing games that necessitate prolonged bong hits, and the way they are secondary to the villains in the film bears no small indication of the junkie's submission to the dealer.
The twins do something horrific to a poodle, in the movie, and so it's unlikely you'll sympathize with either of them in any way, and given their lack of dominant screen time, they do not occupy the protagonistic role that the title would indicate.
us.imdb.com /Title?0120394   (686 words)

  twin town definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
twin town definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
U.K. town linked with another town: a town or city that has special cultural and administrative links with another town or city in a different country.
Towns that are twinned often display the names of their counterparts on boundary signs.
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_561509071/twin_town.html   (103 words)

  Town twinning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links.
In Europe, such pairs of towns are known as twin towns, friendship towns or, in German, partner towns (Partnerstädte); in North America and Australasia, the term sister cities is used for the same concept; and brother cities (города-побратимы) is the term in the former Soviet bloc.
The earliest form of town twinning in Europe was between the German city of Paderborn and the French city of Le Mans in 836, although this was not officially established as a modern town twinning arrangement until 1967.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twin_towns   (637 words)

 Disclaimer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twin Town Computer does not and will not pirate in any form to a customer, software of any kind.
Twin Town Computer is not responsible for data loss due to a failed hard drive.
Twin Town Computer holds no warranty for the install of third party products, unless sold as a added value reseller, which then will have a 14 day return policy with exclusion of opened copyrighted software.
www.twintowncomputer.com /Disclaimer.htm   (262 words)

The twins tie Terry to their father's casket and lower both into the water and watch as they sink under the surface.
Although the actual act isn't seen, the twins are responsible for cutting off the head of the Cartwright's poodle and leaving it on their bed.
The twins hit Cartwright on the back of the head, aim a gun at him, hit him with a golf club, and then put a noose around his neck attached to the garage door.
www.screenit.com /movies/1997/twin_town.html   (1880 words)

 Dronfield | About Dronfield | Twin Town
In the document it is agreed that both towns will undertake to further the relationship between their citizens in all aspects, to contribute their share to the mutual prosperity of the two nations and above all to educate their youths in the spirit of tolerance and mutual understanding.
In the Old Town there is a wealth of half timbered houses restored in recent years, a fine old town hall and above all the old Church of St Martin which is over 900 years old.
In June, a large party of councillors, officers, town twinning federation members, scholars and musicians accompanied the Town Mayor to Sindelfingen for the annual "Strassenfest".
www.dronfield.gov.uk /TwinTown.shtml   (755 words)

The town was initially much the same as any small prospecting settlement, but as word spread, people flocked to the area from all other regions of the country as well as from North America, the United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.
Furthermore, the municipal boundaries were expanded to include wealthy satellite towns like Sandton and Randburg, poorer neighbouring townships such as Soweto and Alexandra, and informal settlements like Orange Farm.
Johannesburg is not generally known as a tourist destination, but the city is a transit point for connecting flights to Cape Town, Durban, and the Kruger National Park, and does host touristic attractions in and around the city, and is geographically close to rural game lodges and similar tourist attractions.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/johannesburg.html   (4022 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | Why twin your town?
Twinning in business and education is good for us in Africa especially in terms of technology transfer but I'm not in favour of twinning towns.
Twinning of towns and cities should go beyond just the giving of "emergency relief items" or just making a name for onself to show how much wealthier or resourceful the givers are and how poor and insignificant the receivers are.
Twinning of towns is another way of the exploitors expressing their guilt and wanting give back to the exploited.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/africa/4566005.stm   (2806 words)

 Twin Town   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Twin Town contents itself with a zany pre-movie public-service announcement explaining that, accustomed as Americans are to a mish-mash of dialect, a bit of Welsh shouldn't bother us.
Don't expect Twin Town to be all Welsh choirs and sheep farmers, either.
Thomas called Swansea the "graveyard of ambition." One Twin Town character describes it as "a pretty shitty city." Polluted, bankrupt, damp -- Swansea is by no means the jewel in the crown of Wales, and the characters who inhabit Twin Town are not exactly salt-of-the-earth types.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/movies/reviews/05-29-97/TWIN_TOWN.html   (788 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Twin Town at Epinions.com
As their sister explains it, they were dubbed twins to explain the obesity of their mother during her pregnancy with one of the twins.
The twins only ambitions were to steal cars and do drugs, but their ambitions were more self-destructive than any kind of long lasting detriment to the society.
The twins ended up truly making Swansea, "a graveyard of ambition." In the end, the lower-class who were downtrodden by the rich, got their revenge.
www.epinions.com /mvie-review-6502-12A03BF1-39C868F7-prod4   (1047 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: 'Twin Town': Double Trouble
‘Twin Town’: Double Trouble With "Trainspotting" producers Andrew MacDonald and Danny Boyle behind the scenes, the analogy is predictable: "Twin Town" is a Welsh "Trainspotting." But "Twin Town," a mean-spirited farce, bears no positive resemblance to last year’s fabulous, Scottish movie about heroin addiction.
One day, in the industrial, Welsh town of Swansea, a roofer called Fatty Lewis (Huw Ceredig) falls from a ladder and breaks his leg.
TWIN TOWN (R) — Contains profanity, violence, sex scenes, nudity and depictions of cruelty to animals.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/review97/twintownhowe.htm   (383 words)

 Twin Town   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's actually a somewhat inaccurate comparison, predicated upon the simple fact that Twin Town executive producers Danny Boyle and Andrew MacDonald were director and producer, respectively, of the earlier film.
But what gives Twin Town its particular frisson -- and this is its primary point of commonality with Trainspotting -- is its refusal to pass moral judgment on the Twins.
Although Twin Town features first-rate acting from everyone, it is clearly the performances of Messrs.
desires.com /3.3/Performance/Reviews/Docs/twintown.html   (520 words)

 Denton Town Twinning
Montigny-le-Bretonneux is a new town with excellent facilities that benefit its relatively young population.
On Saturday evening members from each of Montigny's twin towns are entertained to a dinner in recognition of their support.
Denton Town Twinning Association meets on the first Monday in the month (or second Monday if the first falls on a Bank Holiday) at Denton Town Hall at 7.30pm and anyone is welcome to attend.
www.tameside.gov.uk /corpgen3/twintown1.htm   (1726 words)

 MMI Review: Twin Town   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kevin Allen's first feature film "Twin Town" is about two drug-loving brothers who wreak havoc in the seaside Welsh town of Swansea.
But illegal and sick are the twins revenge tactics and soon enough, two Swansea corrupt cops are called in to investigate.
The twins' perform their last heinous act on a beautiful night off the shores of Swansea.
www.shoestring.org /mmi_revs/twin-town.html   (374 words)

 Twin Town   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An annual reunion takes place in one or other of our twin towns, the atmosphere is always great fun and educational without being stuffy.
The Newbury Twin Town Association is grateful for the financial support of the Newbury Town Council.
Newbury was twinned with Bagnols-sur-Céze in 1970, Eeklo in 1974 and Feltre in 2003
www.newburytwintown.org.uk /ntta.html   (328 words)

 Buckingham Town Council - Twin Town Movaux   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During a visit to the town, they give the cityís textile producers special rights for their products sale.
King of Spain vassals first, then of Louis XIV king of France, who has just conquered the region, Mouvauxís warn the later of the threatening lack of sales on their production, until the edits of ëfree poductioní are written, thereby freeing them of their coprorationís authority.
In 1793, after the deaprture of the townís landlord, Charles de Winaud, Mouvauxís priest: ëlíabbé Brizyí, takes the oath to the constitution asked by the french ëConstituanteí.
www.aylesburyvale.net /buckingham/towncouncil/twintown.asp   (743 words)

 Öhringen - Wickersley Twin Town
The town of Öhringen is in Southern Germany, just east of Heilbron, and appears to be in the province of Baden Württemburg according to my atlas.
There are Medieval town walls and gates, the remains of the Mediaeval Town Hall, an 11th Century Monastery and the palace of the Princes of Hohenlohe-Öhringen.
What they get up to these days I have not managed to find out but since the town is very well situated for the transport network it may well be a dormitory for the nearby cities.
www.rotherhamunofficial.co.uk /thetown/twintowns/ohringen.htm   (240 words)

 Dougray Scott Twin Town
Set in the Welsh city of Swansea, "Twin Town" revolves around two rebellious brothers who are not actually twins, but are referred to as 'the twins' all the same, and two cops who stay on their backs.
Although Americans will find the dialogue in "Twin Town" is much easier to understand than in "This Year's Love", it is after all, a British film with plenty of slang and Welsh accents.
Swansea, Wales, the town where the film is based, is the birthplace of Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, short-story writer and playwrite.
www.geocities.com /sylleeh/dougray_scott_twin_town.htm   (717 words)

 Elmbridge Twin Town
Home hospitality on a reciprocal basis is the pattern for most twinning exchanges and is undoubtedly the most effective way of building up a twinning relationship as well as keeping costs of exchange visits as low as possible.
The picturesque town of Rueil-Malmaison lies in the Department of the Hauts de Seine, five miles west of Paris on the River Seine.
The Chairman of the Twinning Committee is Mrs Rosemary Dane.
www.elmbridge.gov.uk /council/information/twintown.htm   (289 words)

 Information about our twin town Eschweiler - Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Eschweiler is a town of about 75,000 people situated close to the historic town of Aachen.
It is close to the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands and is one of the nearest towns in Germany to reach by car via Calais - between three and four hours away.
The Borough's twinning connection goes back to 1985 and there are numerous well developed links between common interest groups and families.
www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk /public/Community_Living/Town_Twinning/eschweiler.asp   (266 words)

 BBC - Lancashire Life & Style - Life in a Lancashire twin town: Bottrop
As you pass the welcome sign into a Lancashire town, chances are you'll spot an exotic sounding place name on it, referred to as its 'twin'.
The idea of town twinning was introduced shortly after the Second World War to help rebuild peace and encourage people to exchange experiences of local life.
Bottrop is also twinned with Tourcoing in France, Veszprem in Hungary and Berlin-Wedding and Merseburg in Germany.
www.bbc.co.uk /lancashire/lifestyle/2003/10/15/twin_town_bottrop.shtml   (467 words)

 Twin Town (1997)
Twin Town opens with wide sweeping shots of seaside Swansea; to be the place of action for the next one and a half hours...
Twin Town cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Trainspotting, simply because it is a completely different film, the fact that they are both set in squalid urban surroundings and involve drugs is incidental.
The Twins to whom the title refers might as well be cardboard cutouts, for the lack of personalities, but you find yourself sympathetic with them despite their debauchery.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0120394   (606 words)

 Drug Rehab Center Twin Town Treatment Centers
Twin Town Treatment Centers and its staff are committed to stopping the down-ward spiral created by the progression of the disease, and providing a bridge on which the client, their family and associates, may begin the process of personal healing, development and renewal.
In Twin Town's outpatient drug rehab settings, the client, while living in their natural living environment, can immediately practice concepts and techniques taught during the course of treatment.
Values in which Twin Town Treatment Centers and its staff possess and practice between themselves and with their clients, include:
www.twintowntreatmentcenters.com   (377 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Town twinning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
List of sister cities in the United States
Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links.
In Europe, such pairs of towns are known as twin towns or friendship towns; in North America and Australasia, the term sister cities is used for the same concept; and "brother cities" (города-побратимы) is the term in the former Soviet bloc.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Town_twinning   (378 words)

 Zap2it - TV news - 'Murder In Small Town X': 'Twin Peaks' Visits Reality   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The series, which takes place over the course of eight episodes, takes 10 people and drops them off in a small isolated town, populated by real townspeople and actors, where a murder has taken place.
In order to win the game the contestants must figure out which of the town's denizens is the murderer.
The comparison to "Twin Peaks" may be especially fitting given the role the townspeople play in the mystery.
tv.zap2it.com /news/tvnewsdaily.html?19392   (1069 words)

 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council |Twin Town Sports
On Saturday 28th October at 4.30am a bleary-eyed group of 43 Stockport young people and 8 Adults met at Manchester Airport, their mission, to travel to our Twin Town of Béziers and compete in the bi-annual Twin Town sports event.
Jane Bardsley of Stockport Lapwings Basketball Club, who works as Manager of Bruntwood Park, had assembled a strong squad and having won the Girls Basketball at the last two Twin Town Sports events, was going for a hat-trick.
Our next Twin Town Sports event will hopefully be held here in Stockport in 2008 and the planning for Home Town success has already begun.
www.stockport.gov.uk /content/communitypeopleliving/towntwinning/twintownsports?a=5441   (566 words)

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