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This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders. Luckily the regime has changed since this TV film was made... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Ray Winstone ... Carlin (as Raymond Winstone)

David Threlfall ... Archer
Martin Phillips ... Davis
Davidson Knight ... Angel
John Blundell ... Banks

Phil Daniels ... Richards
Ray Burdis ... Eckersley

Patrick Murray ... Dougan
Ian Sharrock ... Rhodes
Tony London ... Woods
Peter Kinley ... Betts
Sheridan Earl Russell ... Jackson
Colin Mayes ... Sumner
Trevor Butler ... Toyne
Philip DaCosta ... Formby (as Philip Da Costa)
Peter Francis ... Baldy
Steven Butler
Michael Deeks
Mark Dunn
Christopher Gilbert
Simon Howe
Mike Mungarvan (as Mike Mungaven)
Reggae Ranjhe (as Reggae Ranjha)
William Vanderpuye
Richard Butler ... Governor
John Judd ... Sands
Bay White ... Matron
Peter Gordon ... Goodyear
Stewart Harwood ... Greaves
Robin Hopwood ... Burton
Dennis Castle ... Duke
David Stockton ... White
Julian Hudson ... P.T. Instructor
George Lee ... Chief Officer
Sean Hopwood ... Block Officer
Ray Jewers ... Block Officer
Joe Fordham ... Block Officer
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Danny John-Jules ... Bit Part (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alan Clarke 
 
Writing credits
Roy Minton 

Produced by
Margaret Matheson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
John Wyatt (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ken Pearce 
 
Production Design by
Anthony C. Thorpe  (as Tony Thorpe)
 
Costume Design by
Roger Reece 
 
Makeup Department
Marion Richards .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Ron Edmonds .... dubbing mixer
Michael Turner .... film recordist
 
Stunts
Ray Jewers .... fight arranger
 
Other crew
Chris Cherry .... production team (as Christopher Cherry)
Keith Evans .... production team
Guy Halifax .... production team (as Guy Hallifax)
Jennifer Hammond .... production team
Michael Jackley .... production team
 

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USA:78 min
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Certification:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Ireland:18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD rating)

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The game seen played in the sports hall is called British Bulldog.See more »
Quotes:
Formby:[In the self-help meeting] Why am I so far away from home Matron?
Eckersley:Because you murdered that kid.
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
one of the most brutal movies ever made, 21 December 2005
Author: reversa2 from United Kingdom

this movie was made after the B.B.C. had problems with the original TV version,which to my mind was just as brutal.you can't help but root for Carlin as he gets his revenge,the greenhouse scene has to be up there with the likes of certain scenes from 'cannibal holocaust' and 'last house on the left'.Truly harrowing and unforgettable.Ray Winstone is one of my all time favourite actors,as is Phil Daniels.This film stands as a tribute to Alan Clarke (Made In Britain is also another classic).This movie remains as one of the grittiest movies I have ever seen.I saw it for the first time when I was about ten years of age,on a pre-certificate VHS copy round at my dad's mate's house one Saturday night.The film has stayed with me ever since,and now I own my own copy of the film,I hope to show it to my son when he is older(I hope he appreciates it!!!)

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