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Small Faces (1996)

 -  Drama  -  14 August 1996 (USA)
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Robertson ...
Lex Maclean
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Alan Maclean (as Joseph McFadden)
Steven Duffy ...
Bobby Maclean (as J.S. Duffy)
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Joanne Macgowan
Garry Sweeney ...
Charlie Sloan
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Lorna Maclean
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Malky Johnson
Mark McConnochie ...
Gorbals
Steven Singleton ...
Welch
David Walker ...
Fabio
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Uncle Andrew
Paul Doonan ...
Jake
Colin Semple ...
Dowd
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Doug
Debbie Welsh ...
Rebecca
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story focuses on Lex, who begins a downward spiral after he accidentally shoots the leader of Bobby's gang. Lex's cockiness and immaturity unfortunately prevent him from understanding the effect his subsequent crimes will have on both himself, and on those around him. Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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Fúria nas Ruas  »

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The scene where Alan and Lex visits an arts chool to check out the girls is shot at "Glasgow School of Art", which is the masterpiece of designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It opened in 1899 when Mackintosh was only 28. See more »

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Lex Maclean: [about a sick-looking portrait by Bacon] It looks just like our Bobby after a bad night out!
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The best movie that no one has ever heard of...
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Without a doubt one of the finest gang/youth films ever! I know several guys who grew up in Glasgow in the 1960's and I'll never look at them the same way again, (And, I thought that the gang members in Boyz N' the Hood were tough... They have nothing on Charlie Sloan and the boys: "Glen ya' Bass!"). The only down side to the film is that I had to watch it with the close captioning on, because I their accents were too strong for me to follow. Anyway, a fantastic effort + a must see! Some other IMDb patron said: "I wish I could make the whole world see this movie" - I myself can't put it better than that.


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