IMDb > Scum (1977) (TV)
Scum
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Scum (1977) (TV) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   838 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 5% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Scum on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Bullying and sadism at British reform school See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

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
Sean Hopwood ... Block Officer
Ray Jewers ... Block Officer
Joe Fordham ... Block Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danny John-Jules ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Runtime:
USA:78 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Ireland:18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alan Clarke and Roy Minton got the story remade as a feature film: Scum (1977).See more »
Quotes:
Formby:[In the self-help meeting] Why am I so far away from home Matron?
Eckersley:Because you murdered that kid.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Wide BoySee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
2 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Bullying and sadism at British reform school, 27 May 2005
Author: mdm-11 from United States

This film was to show the horrors of a typical British Reform School, complete with regular beatings, humiliations, and even a rape scene. Sadistic staff and a team of violent and intimidating "daddys" terrorize the weak and timid members of the roughly 100 detainees. Racism and hypocrisy are in full gear. This is the Jr. Version of "Glass House", only even more graphic.

This film is very difficult to watch and was actually banned by the BBC to ever be broadcast due to the extreme violence and shocking situations. Although I watched to the end, I just don't quite see the value (especuially for entertainment) in this fictional nightmare. Perhaps as a "Scared Straight" project it could deter at-risk children from a life of crime. Otherwise any slasher movie will do less emotional damage to an impressionable mind. I do not recommend this film

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Scum (1977)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Scum 77 and Scum 79 Voodoo_Chilli
Why were two versions made? lever_simon
Who was the actor ? sandancer123
Did Carlin really need a 'misses'? Geminis076
The Wide Boy s_berry73
Archer rbubbles25
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Scum Chained Heat Children of the Revolution I'll Sleep When I'm Dead The Innocents
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Crime section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.