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14 August 1996 (USA) See more »
Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Iain Robertson ... Lex Maclean

Joe McFadden ... Alan Maclean (as Joseph McFadden)
Steven Duffy ... Bobby Maclean (as J.S. Duffy)

Laura Fraser ... Joanne Macgowan
Garry Sweeney ... Charlie Sloan

Clare Higgins ... Lorna Maclean

Kevin McKidd ... Malky Johnson
Mark McConnochie ... Gorbals
Steven Singleton ... Welch
David Walker ... Fabio

Ian McElhinney ... Uncle Andrew
Paul Doonan ... Jake
Colin Semple ... Dowd

Colin McCredie ... Doug
Debbie Welsh ... Rebecca
Eilidh McCormick ... Alice
Monica Brady ... Aunt
Elizabeth McGregor ... Mrs. McGowan
Andy Gray ... Tactless Man
Louise O'Kane ... Polly
Lisa McIntosh ... Patty

Kirsty Mitchell ... Maggie
Sheila Greer Smith ... Assistant
Karen Mccoll ... Helen
Karyn Murphy ... Maria

Alastair Galbraith ... Minors MC
Carmen Pierquaccini ... Jeannie
Rab Christie ... Talker
Alan Atkins ... Boy with Scar
Tom Gallacher ... Davie
Joanne Reilly ... Barbara
Liz Lochhead ... Librarian
John Murtagh ... Teacher
Matt Costello ... Shuggy
Tom Logan ... Tutor
Bobby Hodgens ... V5 Band Member
Malky McKay ... V5 Band Member
Ross Miller ... V5 Band Member
Scott Laing ... V5 Band Member
Paul Woodside ... V5 Band Member
Ross Laing ... V5 Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Fox ... Jim (uncredited)
Allan McGuinness ... Gang member (uncredited)

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon  (as Gillies Mackinnon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Billy MacKinnon  written by (as Billy Mackinnon)
Gillies MacKinnon  written by (as Gillies Mackinnon)

Produced by
Andrea Calderwood .... executive producer
Steve Clark-Hall .... producer
Eddie Dick .... executive producer
Billy MacKinnon .... producer (as Billy Mackinnon)
Mark Shivas .... executive producer
Original Music by
John E. Keane  (as John Keane)
Cinematography by
John de Borman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Scott Thomas 
Casting by
Patrick Harkins 
Production Design by
Zoe MacLeod  (as Zoe Macleod)
Art Direction by
Pat Campbell 
Costume Design by
Kate Carin 
Makeup Department
Graham Johnston .... hair stylist
Graham Johnston .... makeup artist
Pippa Wilson .... makeup trainee
Production Management
Mairi Bett .... post-production supervisor
Brian Donovan .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Boyd .... assistant director
Eric Coulter .... assistant director
Brian Donovan .... first assistant director: second unit
David Gilchrist .... second assistant director
Alison Goring .... second assistant director
Tommy Gormley .... second assistant director
Billy MacKinnon .... second unit director
Fiona Winning .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Brian Boyne .... stand-by rigger
John Casey .... stand-by propman
Stewart Cunningham .... dressing propman
Paul Curren .... stand-by carpenter
Laura Donnelly .... art department trainee
Graham Dougan .... construction coordinator
Bill Gower .... stand-by propman
Piero Jamieson .... dressing propman
Paul McNamara .... Dressing Props
Craig Menzies .... property buyer
Bob Orr .... property master
Bert Ross .... stand-by carpenter
Miguel Sapochnik .... storyboard artist (as Miguel Rosenberg)
Lorna Stewart .... assistant art director
Stephen Wong .... art department trainee
Sound Department
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Dave Murricane .... adr mixer (as David Murricane)
Patrick O'Neill .... sound editor (as Pat O'Neill)
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Lee Taylor .... adr mixer
Aad Wirtz .... re-recording mixer
Garry Fiferman .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Malloy .... special effects
Riky Ash .... stunt double (as Ricky Ash)
Lyndon S. Hellewell .... stunt double (as Lyndon Stuart Hellewell)
Dave Holland .... stunt coordinator
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Burt .... crane operator
Grant Cameron .... additional camera operator
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator
Oliver Cheesman .... focus puller: second unit
John de Borman .... camera operator
Torquil Fleming-Boyd .... clapper loader
Andrew Ford .... focus puller: second unit (as Andy Ford)
Kathy Friend .... focus puller: second unit
John Hembrough .... focus puller
Tom Hilton .... still photographer
Malcolm McLean .... gaffer
Alan McSheehy .... Steadicam focus puller
Ken Mellin .... still photographer
Terry Pate .... camera grip
Derek Ritchie .... best boy
Mark Ritchie .... electrician
Kriv Stenders .... director of photography: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margie Fortune .... dresser
John Norster .... costume supervisor
Liz Boulton .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Liz Boulton .... costumer (uncredited)
Location Management
Graeme Gordon .... location manager
Sarah Jane Kerr .... assistant location manager
Janet Riddoch .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Steve Price .... music mixer
Other crew
Tristan Carlisle-Kitz .... production runner
Emma Davie .... assistant to director
Eva Downs .... stand-in
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Tracy Garrett .... production coordinator
Margie Littlewood .... accounting assistant
Polly McGowan .... assistant to director
Saul Metzstein .... production runner
Debbie Moore .... accounting assistant
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Kevin O'Driscoll .... production accountant
Lesley Robinson .... production secretary
Beverley Syme .... floor runner

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Rated R for violence and language
108 min
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The film takes place in 1968.See more »
Gorbals:Ah'm sixteen.
Lex Maclean:Ye're awfa wee fae sixteen.
Gorbals:Ah smoke a lot.
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
It rewards those who stay with it, 22 January 2005
Author: Bill Youngblood (shobill) from United States

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.

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