An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Tushingham ...
Dot
Colin Campbell ...
Reggie
Dudley Sutton ...
Pete
Gladys Henson ...
Gran
Avice Landone ...
Reggie's Mother
Lockwood West ...
Reggie's Father
Betty Marsden ...
Dot's Mother
Martin Matthews ...
Uncle Arthur (as Martin Mathews)
Johnny Briggs ...
Boy Friend
James Chase ...
Les
Geoffrey Dunn ...
Mr. Lunnis
Dandy Nichols ...
Mrs. Stanley
Elizabeth Begley ...
Woman Receptionist
Valerie Varnam ...
Brenda
Jill Mai Meredith ...
June (as Jill Meredith)
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Reggie and Dot are a young South London couple who get married before they really get to know each other. After the marriage, they quickly begin to drift apart. Dot seems content to pursue her own interests, until Reggie meets Pete, a fellow cyclist, and begins to explore his own identity. Written by Alan F. Hickman <alanhick@prodigy.net>

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the frustrations of sexual conflict . . . See more »

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8 March 1964 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A bőrkabátos fiúk  »

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Reg's motorcycle is a 650cc Triumph T120R Bonneville. See more »

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Convincing British New Wave film on East End love
12 September 2007 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

A thoroughly watchable film, well acted by the front trio of Rita Tushingham as an adolescent bride, Colin Campbell as the fast-talking lead man and Dudley Sutton as a barely-concealed queen who becomes his friend. I love the fast-paced opening of effervescent marriage and honeymoon at Butlins - unaffected and a postmodernity free backdrop for the breakdown of convention and the blossoming of genuine if more tricky friendships. It's also got a super bike race sequence - all the way to Edinburgh and back - a nicely filmed metaphor for their respective journeys out of adolescence and the true reference of the title. 6/10


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