6.3/10
211
10 user 3 critic

Bloody Kids (1980)

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original idea), (screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Place to Go (1963)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Bernard Lee
Sweeney! (1977)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Cinematic spin-off from the popular TV series. Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Barry Foster
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins
Liam (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A family falls into poverty during the Depression.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Anthony Borrows, Ian Hart, Claire Hackett
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Abandoned by his father at an early age, Jim MacLaine seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence, Jim decides not to take the exams that would ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: David Essex, Ringo Starr, Rosemary Leach
Last Orders (2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Claire Bloom, Frances Barber
One Fine Day (TV Movie 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

George Phillips, a middle-aged Londoner, works as an estate agent for the firm of Frobisher, Rendell and Ross. His home life is soured by clashes with his wife over whether their teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Dave Allen, Robert Stephens, Dominic Guard
Walter (TV Movie 1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ian McKellen, Barbara Jefford, Arthur Whybrow
Saigon -Year of the Cat- (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two Westerners - Barbara, bank employee, and Bob, CIA analyst within the U.S. Embassy - meet a short time before the fall of Saigon.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Judi Dench, Chic Murray, Yim Hoontrakul
Going Straight (TV Series 1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Following his release from Slade prison, Fletcher tries to stick to the straight and narrow, but it isn't easy!

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Patricia Brake, Richard Beckinsale
Doris and Doreen (TV Movie 1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Doris and Doreen work for a large unnamed corporation. Changes are afoot, though they are not entirely sure what they are. Equipped with an indepth knowledge of regulations and paperwork they feel compelled to get to the bottom of it.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Pete Postlethwaite
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Detective Ritchie
Gary Holton ...
Ken
Richard Thomas ...
Leo Turner
Peter Clark ...
Mike Simmonds
...
Jan, Ken's Girlfriend
Caroline Embling ...
Susan, Leo's Sister
Jack Douglas ...
Senior Police Officer
Billy Colvill ...
Williams
...
Police 1
...
Police 2
Niall Padden ...
Police 3
John Mulcahy ...
Police 4
Terry Paris ...
Police 5
Neil Cunningham ...
School Masters 1
...
School Masters 2
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 1980 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

One Joke Too Many  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Featured in Rising Damp Forever: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
deserves higher votes
9 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

this film impressed me greatly, bleak but powerful especially in it's ending and Poliakoff's early, terse screenplay is excellent. Although made in the late 70's the film has aged remarkably well and still feels relevant. I recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting and intelligent look at British youth culture.


9 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

The New Class of Holiday Classics

"The IMDb Show" breaks down some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials and connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now