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Let Him Have It (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  January 1992 (USA)
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Christopher Eccleston's nephew Peter Eccleston plays Derek Bentley as a child. Peter's sister Rebecca Eccleston also has a part in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Derek goes to Chris's house and Chris comes to the window, when Chris tells Derek to leave he draws the curtains and turns the light off. In the next shot in his room the light is on. See more »

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Iris Bentley: [giving Derek heavy shopping bags] Come on muscle man, lets see what you're made of!
Chris Craig: Very cosy, Derek!
Iris Bentley: Go away Craig.
Chris Craig: I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to your fucking brother.
Derek Bentley: Don't you talk to her like that.
Iris Bentley: Derek, lets go.
Chris Craig: Is that what you've been doing? Keeping away from me so you can play happy bloody families?
Derek Bentley: Chris, mind your own business; I'll see you when I want to.
Iris Bentley: My brother don't wanna go round with you no more.
Chris Craig: Well, Del?
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Some real facts (dont think these are in the films credits)
16 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Eventually, in 1993 the then Home Secretary Michael Howard granted Bentley a partial pardon, saying it was clear he should never have been hanged but he remained guilty of taking part in the murder.

Iris Bentley (Dereks mother) died in 1997 before the case was referred back to the Appeal Court.

In 1998 the Appeal Court quashed Bentley's conviction on the grounds the original trial judge was biased against the defendants and misdirected the jury on points of law.

Scientific evidence also showed the three police officers who testified about Bentley shouting "Let him have it" had lied under oath.

Craig served 10 years before being released.


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