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Made in Britain (1982)

Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

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Trevor
Terry Richards ...
Errol Dupray
Bill Stewart ...
Peter Clive
Eric Richard ...
Harry Parker
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
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Barry Giller
John Bleasdale ...
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Noel Diacomo ...
Solicitor
Maurice Quick ...
Magistrate
Sharon Courtney ...
House Parent
Steve Sweeney ...
Job Centre Youth (as Stephen Sweeney)
Kim Benson ...
Job Centre Girl
Catherine Clarke ...
Job Centre Girl
Jean Marlow ...
Job Centre Woman
Jim Dunk ...
Chef
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Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there's something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, and would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse. Written by Dominic Robinson <mcclane@sound.demon.co.uk>

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DVD of this movie was taken by the FBI as evidence from the home of Dylan Roof. Roof desired to start a race war by committing a mass shooting at a historical Black church in Charleston, SC, in June of 2015. See more »

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Trevor the Skinhead: Kick me in the bollocks if that's what you feel like doing because I do the same to you when I feel like it so good night and fuck off to you
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Referenced in Tim Roth: Made in Britain (2000) See more »

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Just adding to the praise...
11 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this episode of a few in the series when it was first released and was immediately taken by the story, as well as the performance of Tim Roth.

At the time I tried to find more things that Roth had done on his performance alone in Made In Britain but couldn't. Only years later, thanks to IMDB (cheers guys) did I realise that it was his first major role.

Back to the film. Set in the London I know I could relate to Trevor (Roth) as I was experiencing a similar thing at the time. A youth pushed into an attitude related to the Thatcher ideals of that time which kicked against the system of authority and its patronising values. The film (although intended as a television programme, but now can be viewed as a film in its own right) had all the zeitgeist required for one living in Britain, especially London, at that time. My friends and I spoke of it with much praise as we could relate to its sentiments. Events like the Brixton riots were indicative of such feelings.

Can this film still be relevant today? Frankly, yes. Britain was changing back in '81-'82 in many ways and appears to be swinging in a similar way once again. Only time will tell.

It is a gritty, documentary-style film that holds little back of an individual on a collision course with the imagined or real oppressor. Self-destructing because he feels it is his only freedom. Engaging and somewhat prophetic. You choose. I have not seen the film for many years now but relish the opportunity to view it again.


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