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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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School Masters 2
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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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One Joke Too Many  »

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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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Now seems aimless and dated
21 January 2003 | by (Canewdon, UK) – See all my reviews

Although an interesting snapshot of 2 days in the life of a couple of Southend scallywags, it's hard to find any message in all this pointless rebellion. Is that all the 70s were about, even in Southend?

What does make this movie worth 90 minutes of your life is the glimpse of the past it offers. To most viewers, I suspect, there are a surprising number of familiar faces in the cast, some from very early in their careers.

On a detached level, it offers an enjoyable tour of Southend as it was a quarter of a century ago. Aside from the retail ownerships, it looks to have changed little.


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