This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this film was made. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. The film was originally made as a BBC play but it was banned before ever being shown. So 'Alan Clarke' and 'Roy Minton' got it re-made as a film. This is a tough and brutal film and should not be viewed lightly. Written by
Steve Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A brutal story - the uncut, uncensored version
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Did You Know?
Alan Clarke made this film after the BBC banned his original TV version in 1977. See more
when Carlin enters the 'games' room for the first time he passes three lags playing snooker. the score board on the wall behind them changes between one score and another and then back and then back again. See more
I never have been short of birds, plenty of crumpet after me.
Listen to Burt Reynolds.
Watch you mouth, Jackson.
The only crumpet you've had is with your fist.
Referenced in Bully
Badly Bruised - Slightly Stowed
Written by Colin Tucker
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