15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight (TV Movie 1993) Poster

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8/10
Based in a true story
JonnyRainbow3 October 2006
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Philip Knight was a juvenile delinquent who tragically took his own life on 12th of July 1990, whilst incarcerated at HMP Swansea.

Philip was aged just 15 and at the time was the youngest person to kill himself in prison in the UK. Sadly since then two boys of 14 have committed Suicide whist in penal custody in this country.

The Knight case became something of a landmark and was documented in this TV film of 1993. Shown on ITV.

Daniel Newman, probably best known for his role as Wulf, in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, and Spiller, in the BBC TV adaptation of The Borrowers, is compelling in the title roll.

At times uneasy viewing, this deserves some sort of re-release on DVD, or on one of the many ITV channels we have these days.
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8/10
memorable film.
Isola Karma26 December 2011
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I watched this film years ago when i was a teenage.

The film is definitely memorable.

Daniel Newman was VERY convincing.

Would like to see the film again.

I definitely think it should be released on DVD.

or at least repeated on TV again.

It is very hard hitting in parts.

Shocking to think that anyone of 15 could go through something so bad as to take their own life,

if you like watching true to life films this is definitely one for the scrapbook.
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