MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 28 this week

Small Faces (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 August 1996 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 1,210 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 22 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Gillies Mackinnon)

Writers:

(as Billy Mackinnon) , (as Gillies Mackinnon)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 10 May 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 08 Mar 2012
 
a list of 246 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 28 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Small Faces" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Small Faces (1996)

Small Faces (1996) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Small Faces.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An adaption of Iain Banks' dark novel, whose central character is a young Scots history student.

Stars: Joe McFadden, Bill Paterson, Peter Capaldi
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Amy Hobby
Stars: Karl Geary, Laura Fraser, Hugh O'Conor
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Director: Richard Jobson
Stars: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch
Devil's Gate (2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Rachael is called to travel home by ex-boyfriend Rafe, to a small bleak island in the North sea that she ran away from some 5 years ago to find her wayward mother. The pretense is that her ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart St. Paul
Stars: Laura Fraser, Callum Blue, Luke Aikman
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Neilson
Stars: Billy Connolly, Ken Stott, Francesca Annis
Looking After Jo Jo (TV Series 1998)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Set on an Edinburgh council estate in the bleak 1980's rising drug dealer Jo-Jo McCann is hellbent on gaining money and power at all costs.

Stars: Jenny McCrindle, Aline Mowat, Ryan John Monaghan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A group of slackers think they have found gold in the Highlands.

Director: Stewart Svaasand
Stars: Bill Armour, Bill Barclay, Jim Byars
Cuckoo (2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A professor becomes obsessed with his star student.

Director: Richard Bracewell
Stars: Laura Fraser, Richard E. Grant, Antonia Bernath
Dad Savage (1998)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Six people become embroiled in mayhem and murder when Dad Savage attempts to determine who murdered his son and stole his stash of cash.

Director: Betsan Morris Evans
Stars: Patrick Stewart, Kevin McKidd, Helen McCrory
Thriller | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

Director: David Caffrey
Stars: David Thewlis, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Isaacs
The Tribe (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, Anna Friel
Orphans (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

Director: Peter Mullan
Stars: Douglas Henshall, Gary Lewis, Rosemarie Stevenson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Robertson ...
Lex Maclean
...
Alan Maclean (as Joseph McFadden)
Steven Duffy ...
Bobby Maclean (as J.S. Duffy)
...
Joanne Macgowan
Garry Sweeney ...
Charlie Sloan
...
Lorna Maclean
...
Malky Johnson
Mark McConnochie ...
Gorbals
Steven Singleton ...
Welch
David Walker ...
Fabio
...
Uncle Andrew
Paul Doonan ...
Jake
Colin Semple ...
Dowd
...
Doug
Debbie Welsh ...
Rebecca
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fúria nas Ruas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Alan's gang breaks in to a museum is shot at "Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum" in Glasgow, Scotland. See more »

Quotes

Gorbals: Ah'm sixteen
Lex Maclean: Ye're awfa wee fae sixteen
Gorbals: Ah smoke a lot
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It rewards those who stay with it
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In late-1960s Glasgow, three teenage brothers from a fatherless home in a lower working class neighborhood struggle to survive among the chaos and violence that is part of their subculture. The oldest has serious mental problems and a learning disability associated with his acting out. The middle brother tries to steer clear of it all as he struggles to pursue his artistic talent. And the story is told from the viewpoint of Lex, the 13-year-old, whose childish delinquency becomes serious business when he is forced into adult situations. At the beginning I had difficulty with the heavy Scottish dialect and had some confusion of characters and events, but I was drawn in by the progression of events and the development of the characters. This is a poignant coming-of-age story that rewards us if we stay with it.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Glen, ya bass'=? janus_keinaerts
Check this movie out! Critic-Girl
What's the song at the beginning and at the end?! jello_hummm
Best line yokerbloke
Rings True to Me dmclwood
I missed a scene... Call_Her_Moonchild
Discuss Small Faces (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?