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Made in Britain (1982)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 25 February 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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Cast

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Errol Dupray
Bill Stewart ...
Eric Richard ...
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Superintendent
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Barry Giller
John Bleasdale ...
Policeman
Noel Diacomo ...
Solicitor
Maurice Quick ...
Magistrate
Sharon Courtney ...
House Parent
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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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Trevor is an angry young man.

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25 February 1982 (UK)  »

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Tales Out of School: Made in Britain  »

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Tim Roth researched his role by attending National Front meetings, much to his distaste. See more »

Quotes

Harry Parker: You're out of this room, out of this place. You're back into the world.
Trevor the Skinhead: It's your fucking world, mate, not mine. You can stick it up your arse, I don't want it!
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Followed by Flying Into the Wind (1983) See more »

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Roth shows his talent at an early age.
22 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Made in britain is a gritty play/movie that shows the mentality of some of the youth during Thatcherite Britain when the Tory Government were about greed and cared nothing for the high unenmployment rate and crime rate.Tim Roth plays a youth who feels that the system has let him down and rebels against all authority and anybody who wants to help him. The language is very hard which only adds to the quality of the film and the acting from Tim Roth is of the highest standard especially considering this was his first big project. It is suprisingly fresh and has not dated and is a good reminder of how thing were for some people in the early eighties and also how the youth didnt want to help themselves because they felt society owed them something because we had the worst government of the twentieth century. 8 out of 10.


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