MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,615 this week

Let Him Have It (1991)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  January 1992 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 2,443 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 20 critic

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 »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 12 Jun 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 08 Nov 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Let Him Have It" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Let Him Have It (1991)

Let Him Have It (1991) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Let Him Have It.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Julia Migenes
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales
Certificate: GP Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place. His unassuming demeanor masks the fact ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt
Pontiac Moon (1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An absent-minded-professor father and his son bond during a symbolic road trip through the Western U.S. while his wife tries to overcome her neuroses to save the family.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A mother, whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in outback Northern Territory, Australia, fights to prove her innocence.

Director: Fred Schepisi
Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves
Negatives (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A couple's bizarre romantic relationship is disrupted by the intrusion of a third person.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Peter McEnery, Diane Cilento, Glenda Jackson
The Krays (1990)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw
Cottonmouth (2002)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A legal conspiracy between a rouge Texas cop, a State Judge, and several powerful businessmen that results in vigilante action against a number of criminals, who have escaped punishment ... See full summary »

Director: James Dalthorp
Stars: Richard Tyson, Steven Owsley, Michelle Stafford
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint - Britain's most prolific hangman.

Director: Adrian Shergold
Stars: Timothy Spall, Juliet Stevenson, Eddie Marsan
The Odd Job (1978)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Arthur Harris is a happily married man who returns from his job to discover that his wife, Fiona, is leaving him. Devastated he gets really drunk and tries to commit suicide. After a few ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Graham Chapman, David Jason, Diana Quick
Flesh and Blood (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A man who was adopted at birth traces his real parents, and discovers that they have severe learning disabilities and do not know he exists.

Director: Julian Farino
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Steve Evets, Barbara Marten
Crime | Drama | Thriller

For the better part of his life, Moto has been a detective in the NYPD. Born in Japan, he has made his adopted city of New York his home. A goodhearted man with traditional Japanese values,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Rebecca Eccleston ...
Peter Eccleston ...
Craig Turner ...
P.J. Nicholas ...
First Boy in Shed
Bret Walker ...
Second Boy in Shed
Walter Sparrow ...
Nightwatchman
...
Approved School Principal (as Edward Hardwick)
...
...
Denis Bentley
Paul Reynolds ...
...
Stella
Peter Jonfield ...
Butcher
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az igazság malmai  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The comic book used in the film is a 1970s reprint of an authentic U.S. comic of the period (probably the EC title Shock Suspenstories #12 with a cover date of Dec 1953/Jan 1954). The front cover and contents would have been virtually identical to the original, but the back cover of the U.S. original would have had a period advertisement rather than the single comics panel on the reprint, as shown in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After Craig does his back flip from the roof, it is obvious the the man crashing through the sky light is a stuntman as he is much larger and is wearing a different suit. See more »

Quotes

Chris Craig: [pointing gun at Derek] Hands up buster! Against the wall!
Derek Bentley: You cheeky little bleeder!
Chris Craig: What's the matter Derek? Can't take a joke?
See more »

Connections

Version of To Encourage the Others (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A chilling tale
22 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I did not know about this case before I watched this film, but the synopsis on the back of the video case was so compelling I had to rent it. I did not expect to be emotionally involved but it was hard to keep from shouting at the TV screen that it's unfair. The system portrayed seemed almost hellbent on sending Derek to the gallows, guilty or not. Even when evidence seem tainted or appeared to cast doubts on the veracity of some of the testimonies, the only cry ringing out was that a cop was killed and someone's blood must be spilled in revenge. It is chilling to know that sometimes justice can be blinded when emotions are involved, showing how important it must be to fully understand the implications before imposing any penalties which cannot be reversed even if desired.


22 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where was the Queen jeffjaguar
Why don't more people love this film? oncelikeyou
Chris Craig asdkfhlkasf
The executioner llscheppink
Just before the hanging . . . ? greekwise
Didnt waste time jbe14
Discuss Let Him Have It (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?