Gary King (Pegg) is a self-centered man in a state of arrested development. Having recently been in rehabilitation for substance abuse, he becomes obsessed with re-attempting the infamous Newton Haven pub-crawl known as The Golden Mile. Twelve pubs. Five guys. Sixty pints. He resolves to convince his now-estranged childhood friends – Andy (Nick Frost), Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman) and Peter (Eddie Marsan) – to return to their former hometown and join him on the quest they gloriously failed to complete on their final day of school.
While his friends have all built for themselves prosperous adult lives, Gary has not grown up, remaining as crass, impulsive and immature as they remember him. But sensing his desperation they feel concerned for him and agree to come along. After sinking a few ales and meeting up with Oliver’s sister, Sam (Rosamund Pike), they begin to suspect that there is something suspicious about Newton Haven. For one, they are not crowned the prodigal sons, curious news to town legend Gary. As the past and the present collide over the course of the night, it becomes the future that lies in the hands of their successful odyssey. Differences have to be put aside, and if these guys are to make it they have to keep their heads.
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