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25 February 1982 (UK) See more »
Trevor is an angry young man.
Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Roth ... Trevor
Terry Richards ... Errol
Bill Stewart ... Peter Clive
Eric Richard ... Harry Parker
Geoffrey Hutchings ... Superintendent

Sean Chapman ... Barry Giller
John Bleasdale ... Policeman
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
Vass Anderson ... Canteen Manager
David Baldwin ... Leroy
Allister Bain ... Hopkins

Richard Bremmer ... Policeman
Brian Hayes ... Man on Stairs
Jirí Stanislav ... Man on Stairs
Frankie Cosgrave ... Viv Parker

Christopher Fulford ... P.C. Anson
Eric Kent
Joan Ware
Madelenine Athansi
Virginia Fiol
Hyacinth Malcolm

Cathy Murphy
Garry Patrick (as Gary Patrick)
Ava Hrela

Directed by
Alan Clarke 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Leland 

Produced by
Patrick Cassavetti .... associate producer
Margaret Matheson .... producer
Original Music by
The Exploited 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Steve Singleton 
Casting by
Sheila Trezise 
Production Design by
Jamie Leonard 
Art Direction by
Jamie Leonard 
Costume Design by
Monica Howe 
Makeup Department
Mary Hillman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Guy Travers .... production manager
Sue Wall .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Dobson .... second assistant director
Roy P. Stevens .... first assistant director
Chris Thompson .... assistant director
Art Department
Celia Barnett .... assistant art director
Bob Hedges .... property master (as Bobby Hedges)
Sound Department
Tony Bell .... assistant sound
Mike Billing .... dubbing mixer
Kevin Brazier .... dubbing editor
Clive Gardener .... assistant dubbing editor
Tony Jackson .... sound mixer
Clive Osborne .... assistant sound
Tony Bell .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Ainslie .... assistant camera
Jeremy Gee .... assistant camera
Peter Hall .... grip
Ian Owles .... assistant camera
Ronnie Rampton .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Joanna Gollins .... location manager
Joan Murphy .... accounts assistant
Monica Rogers .... production assistant
Ene Watts .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Tim Roth researched his role by attending National Front meetings, much to his distaste.See more »
Trevor the Skinhead:You got something useful I can do while I'm waiting for a job? I've got ten O levels, seven A levels, I speak fluent punjabi and chapati.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Digging for Britain (2011) (V)See more »


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41 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Bravura Performance. Finest Movie Ever Made for TV., 18 March 2001
Author: a.v. boy from New York City

Tim Roth blasted to the forefront of edgy screen actors with this bravura tour-de-force performance for British TV in 1982. Perhaps the finest work of an actor who has had many great performances since. It's a crying shame that most of his fans in North America have yet to see it.

This film blows me away. First saw it ages ago when Public TV in NYC daringly broadcast it unheralded and only one time. They've never shown it again, nor has it ever been shown elsewhere in the US to my knowledge. I was ecstatic recently when I managed to view the film again, for the first time in over 10 years, via a European DVD. Anyone who has seen this film knows what I mean when I say it is insane for it NOT to be released on this side of the Pond. Movies about violent youths and skinheads are not unknown over here, just not this good. The recent American History X, as fine as it was, doesn't manage a fraction of the raw intensity of Made in Britain.

Trevor, a bright, autonomous, 16 year-old is also a seething, out-of-control deeply antisocial skinhead. He's not part of a gang, not part of a clique, he's a totally alienated individual who sees himself as part of a movement. It's not enough to say that Roth is totally believable in the part. The part itself is way, way beyond your expectations when watching a film. Trevor "acts out", but Roth doesn't "act" Trevor, Roth IS Trevor for the duration of this film. Seeing Tim Roth for the first time in this film, you wouldn't initially be sure you were watching an actor play a part. For a while you might believe you were watching a real documentary about a berserk youth committing petty crimes and mayhem and oblivious to the camera. Only through the dramatic pace and development of the film and the inclusion of other, mere mortal, actors might you let the magic slip momentarily and suspect you were watching a fictional movie, but the intensity ratchets up again, and before you know it you're looking at the end-credits and wondering why it's over and wanting more, more!

Trevor on the surface is a deplorable human being: hateful, racist, selfish and violent. At the same time, he is resourceful, intelligent, and in some ways, fragile, yet in others, daring, nothing-left-to-lose. His behavior is self-destructive, his future is bleak. In short, he is fascinating and you spend the whole short 73-minute film alternately shocked, transfixed, amused, bewildered and yet, pulling for him.

If you've seen Tim Roth's other work, and you respect his abilities, you owe it to yourself to do whatever you have to do to see this film. You won't regret it. Meanwhile, someone should cut a deal to release this in North America so all of Tim Roth's hungry fans can see it!

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