The life and imprisonment of Glasgow hard man and gangster Jimmy Boyle.

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Jimmy Boyle
Jake D'Arcy ...
Robbie
Sean Scanlan ...
Jackie (as Sean Scanlon)
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Malkie
John Murtagh ...
Piper
Roy Hanlon ...
Chief Officer
Martin Black ...
Bobbie Dugan
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Inspector Davidson
Hector Nicol ...
Uncle Jody
Bill Barclay ...
Bill
Alexander West ...
Ben
Lesley Mackie ...
Malkie's Wife
Frank Welshman ...
Barman
Kate Gardiner ...
Boyle's Mother
Jan Wilson ...
Mrs. Docherty
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The life and imprisonment of Glasgow hard man and gangster Jimmy Boyle.

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18 October 1985 (USA)  »

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This guy is not a hero.... but it is a great movie
9 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely powerful film. Certainly one of the most influential dramas of its time.

But do not be confused.... Boyle is no hero.

He was a very nasty individual who had little/no regard for other people and (to my recollection) has never shown remorse or regret for the life he led.

By all means watch the movie... it is excellent, but do not mistake his stubborn, rebellious and lawless nature for anything other than it is.


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