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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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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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The scene where Alan's gang breaks in to a museum is shot at "Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum" in Glasgow, Scotland. See more »

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Gorbals: Ah'm sixteen
Lex Maclean: Ye're awfa wee fae sixteen
Gorbals: Ah smoke a lot
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Unsentimental, bleak, funny, brutal and life-affirming
23 October 2002 | by (West Midlands, England) – See all my reviews

Small Faces stands out as an unsentimental and unpatronising glimpse of the life of 1960s working class youth in Glasgow. The film is directed with a light touch and brilliantly conveys the experience of growing up in the slums with the stereotypical escape-routes of gangs, drink and education. In refusing to romanticise its subject matter the film is bleak, funny, brutal and life-affirming all at the same time.


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