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Bill Beech (writer) and
Jane Beech (writer)
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19 October 1990 (UK) See more »
In London's seedy Soho district in 1963, Larry Winters (Iain Glen) murders a bartender with shocking violence... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Iain Glen ... Larry Winters - Special Unit Inmate
Andrew Barr ... Shuggie - Special Unit Inmate

Kenneth Glenaan ... Rab - Special Unit Inmate
Steve Hotchkiss ... Mo - Special Unit Inmate
Paul Samson ... Jimmy - Special Unit Inmate
John Murtagh ... Ken Murray - Special Unit Staff

Robert Carlyle ... Big Woodsy - Special Unit Staff (as Bobby Carlyle)
Billy McElhaney ... Aly - Special Unit Staff
Billy Riddoch ... Lenny - Special Unit Staff (as Bill Riddoch)

Finlay Welsh ... Alan - Special Unit Staff
David Scott ... Television Reporter - Visitor
Angela Chadfield ... Patricia - Visitor
Gilbert Martin ... Monitor PO - Barlinnie Prison Staff
Kenneth Bryans ... PO 1 - Barlinnie Prison Staff
Frank Gallagher ... PO 2 - Barlinnie Prison Staff
Martin McCardie ... PO 3 - Barlinnie Prison Staff

David Hayman ... PO 4 - Barlinnie Prison Staff
Jonathan Battersby ... Doctor - Barlinnie Prison Staff
Tom Watson ... Patrick - Larry's Fantasy

Julie Graham ... Alice / Betty - Larry's Fantasy
Vincent Friell ... PO / Red Screw - Larry's Fantasy
Laurie Ventry ... PO / White Screw - Larry's Fantasy (as Lawrie Ventry)
Big D ... Golden Hand - Larry's Fantasy
Anne Kristen ... Mary Winters - Larry's Family
Alexander Morton ... Don Winters - Larry's Family
Harry Jones ... Frank Winters - Larry's Family
Michael MacDonald ... Young Larry - Larry's Childhood
Jamie A. Morton ... Young Don Winters - Larry's Childhood (as Jamie Morton)
Denise MacDonald ... Larry's Sister - Larry's Childhood
Annie Louise Ross ... Teacher - Larry's Childhood
Terri Cavers ... Hospital Nurse - Larry's Childhood (as Terry Cavers)
Matt Costello ... Castle Warden - Larry's Childhood (as Matthew Costello)
Tom Beech ... Boy in Bed - Larry's Childhood
Carlton Dixon ... Gary - Paratrooper
Frank Mannion ... Rob - Paratrooper
Neil Packham ... Eddie - Paratrooper
John Kazek ... Young Soldier - Paratrooper
David McKail ... Dr. English - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Andy Farrell ... Solicitor - 1963, Brixton, Soho

Douglas Henshall ... News Reporter - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Patrick Hannaway ... Brixton Prison Officer - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Mary Ann Reid ... Nurse - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Caroline Paterson ... Prostitute - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Louise Goodall ... Prostitute - 1963, Brixton, Soho
Annie Caddell ... Aunt - Family Party
Jane Christie ... Aunt - Family Party
May Fraser ... Aunt - Family Party
Ian Pollock ... Uncle - Family Party
Carolyn Coulter ... Child - Family Party
Leann McTear ... Child - Family Party
John McTear ... Child - Family Party
Scott Stewart ... Child - Family Party
Jean Watt ... Neighbour - Family Party
Colin Adams ... News Reader - Radio Clyde (voice)
Bill Smith ... Late Night DJ - Radio Clyde (voice)

Directed by
David Hayman 
Writing credits
Bill Beech (writer) and
Jane Beech (writer)

Produced by
Ben Gibson .... executive producer
Paddy Higson .... producer
Alan J. Wands .... associate producer
Original Music by
Callum McNair 
Cinematography by
Denis Crossan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Justin Krish 
Production Design by
Andy Harris 
Art Department
Patrick Harkins .... stand by props
Piero Jamieson .... props
David Ned Kelly .... carpenter
Sound Department
Joan Baker .... foley artist
Roy Baker .... foley artist
Cameron Crosby .... sound mixer
Michael Danks .... sound editor
Peter Maxwell .... dubbing mixer
Kant Pan .... sound editor
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Noel Wallace .... dubbing projectionist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Perry Costello .... armourer
Visual Effects by
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maggie Miller .... costume assistant
Music Department
Bob Last .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jane Beech .... researcher
Jenifer Booth .... accounts assistant
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Kaye Spann .... researcher (as Kate Swann)

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85 min

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References The Mind Benders (1963)See more »
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5 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Bleak And Arty, 9 April 2003
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

SILENT SCREAM is a biopic about convicted murderer Larry Winters . However not content with making a standard prison film the director David Hayman throws a massive spanner in the works by making the movie an art house picture with fractured time lines . We know that Winters served in the army , that he murdered a bar man in cold blood and that he`s serving a life sentence but that`s all we really find out as the story keeps jumping around to different times and places . There`s a vague notion that if you treat dangerous criminals with dignity they can be rehabilitated but this point isn`t really hammered home , and unless you`re aware of Scottish culture like the sectarian divide in the West of Scotland you`ll find much of the film confusing . It`s also a rather bleak film not helped by its obvious lack of budget and I can only recommend it if you`re interested in seeing Brit film star Robert Carlyle and well known TV star Julie Graham in cameo roles

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