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Small Faces -- The Small Faces Under Review features rare live and studio performances by this hugely influential band, interspersed with the independent review and criticism of a panel of esteemed experts. These include; Steve Marriot biographer, Paolo Hewitt; Melody Maker features editor Chris Welch; Small Faces biographer, John Hellier; 1960s NME editor Keith Altham and many, many more. The film also includes rarely seen promo films, interview footage with the band members, TV clips and a host of other features making it not just the only full length Small Faces DVD on the market, but also an inspiring, revelatory and downright entertaining look at a truly exceptional band.
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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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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:
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
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 .... sound 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)
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
Graeme Gordon .... location manager
Sarah Jane Kerr .... assistant location manager
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
Janet Riddoch .... assistant location manager
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 scene where Alan's gang breaks in to a museum is shot at "Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum" in Glasgow, Scotland.See more »
Lex Maclean:[about a sick-looking portrait by Bacon] It looks just like our Bobby after a bad night out!See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Unsentimental, bleak, funny, brutal and life-affirming, 23 October 2002
Author: Ian from West Midlands, England

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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