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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 1
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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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Not a bad movie
8 March 2002 | by (Devon, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seeing as I come from where the film is set, Southend-On-Sea, its like a visual history of my formative years. First saw the film on BFBS in Germany and was quite amazed to see Peter Clark who I knew when we were younger.

If you read this Peter, remember Seasons In The Sun?

But to the film... thoroughly enjoyed it and bought it on VHS as soon as i could. And its interesting to note that of all the people in the film they near enough went onto much greater things, and some to die tragically young.

But its enough everytime I see it to fall back to those far gone days and relive all the sites and sounds of Southend as it was once.

And Gary Holton fulfilled one of my fantasys by driving around the top of end of Southend and Victoria Circus, and sticking his car through a shop window. WOW!!!


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