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Let Him Have It (1991)

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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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At about twenty minutes to nine on the final day depicted in the film, the three adult members of the family each look at the clock in turn. The third time the clock is shown, it is one or two minutes earlier than the first two shots. See more »

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Chris Craig: I suppose you're gonna go too are ya?
Vincent Montgomery: Yeah, I think I might, this is a botch job!
Chris Craig: Some gang we are.
[grabs Monty's shirt collar]
Chris Craig: Off you fuck then!
[slaps him]
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A shocking portrayal of the Death Penalty in 50's England
10 November 2002 | by (Maine USA) – See all my reviews

A shocking portrayal of the use of the Death Penalty in the United Kingdom during the 1950's. A mentally unstable young man with epilepsy called Derek Bentley faces the gallows for a crime he did not commit, While the accomplice, Christopher Craig, who did fire the fatal shot, only serves time at Her Majesties Pleasure. In reality Christopher Craig only served 10 years while Derek Bentley had his life taken away. A gritty drama telling of Bentley and Craig's criminal exploits in South London shortly after the war.


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