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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I say old chap!!
28 November 2004 | by (Glasgow,Scotland,UK) – See all my reviews

I was so disappointed when I put this disc into my machine. The dialogue is dubbed in Standard Scots!! Even though in many cases it's the original actors supplying the dialogue, it still sounds very strange. Native Scots will find this difficult to watch due the strange accents. Accents that sound very unnatural. Accents that are neither Kelvinside nor Morningside. I have not made it to the end of this DVD because the dubbed soundtrack is so annoying and off putting.

The distributor missed a trick with this release. The American DVD release of Gregory's Girl has two soundtracks – English and Scottish. They could have done the same with A Sense of Freedom.

Let's hope that STV release this drama in its original form.


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