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Bloody Kids (1980)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  23 March 1980 (UK)
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The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible ... See full summary »

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Detective Ritchie
Gary Holton ...
Ken
Richard Thomas ...
Leo Turner
Peter Clark ...
Mike Simmonds
Gwyneth Strong ...
Jan, Ken's Girlfriend
Caroline Embling ...
Susan, Leo's Sister
Jack Douglas ...
Senior Police Officer
Billy Colvill ...
Williams
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Police 2
Niall Padden ...
Police 3
John Mulcahy ...
Police 4
Terry Paris ...
Police 5
Neil Cunningham ...
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The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an accident scene), the boys arrange a staged knife fight outside a football stadium with the aid of a bag of stage blood and a real blade. Written by Anonymous

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Richard Beckinsale was originally cast to play the leading character in this film. Tragically, he died during filming. His character was re-cast and the scenes re-shot. See more »

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Richard Beckinsales last movie!
4 February 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

I do remember walking down to "old Leigh" (Leigh-on-sea)one night in early March watching them film a scene for this movie at the underpass by the cockle sheds. In addition while in the 'Peterboat ' pub I saw Richard Beckinsale sampling some of the local brew and was struck how overweight he looked despite the fact he was well over six feet (he looked in good shape in Rising Damp and Porridge). Then about five days later I heard the shock news that he had died from a heart attack while only 32

Watching it today, although nostalgic, it does seem very dated. A lot has changed in Southend since then, some things are the same or very similar but it is a different generation, time has passed and it does not seem relevant today. Good scenes of the town back in 1979 and it also reflects the very poor spirit for young people back at that time, things did seem hopeless for many.(Note: In 1979, --- 33,000 were packed into ROOTS HALL to watch a goal less draw in the FA cup between Euro Champs Liverpool and fourth division Southend united!).


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