Louie Louie in the movies

24 Hour Party People
(The Factory Records Saga)
Director Michael Winterbottom
Year 2002
Cast Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, John Simm, Andy Serkis
Louie Louie performed by John Gorman (as 'John the Postman')
The Factory Allstars (stage jam including Ian Curtis of Joy Division)
Manchester 1976: Cambridge educated Tony Wilson (Steve Coogan), Granada TV presenter, is at a Sex Pistols gig. Totally inspired by this pivotal moment in music history, he and his friends set up a record label, Factory Records, signing first Joy Division (who go on to become New Order) then James and the Happy Mondays, who all become seminal artists of their time. What ensues is a tale of music, sex, drugs, larger-than-life characters, and the birth of one of the most famous dance clubs in the world, The Hacienda - a mecca for clubbers as famous as the likes of Studio 54. Graphically depicting the music and dance heritage of Manchester from the late 70's to the early 90's, this comedy documents the vibrancy that made Mad-chester the place in the world that you would most like to be.