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Charlie is a London youngster who,with his friends,indulges in streaking and petty crime. However he aspires to better himself though his reckless friend Justin ruins his chances of working with his cousin Hector as an estate agent. Another of Charlie's friends Francis learns that his girlfriend has been unfaithful with the older Eddie and seeks revenge but ends up getting run over by Eddie. Justin steals a gun and drags a reluctant Charlie along to kill Eddie,though he only wounds him. The two boys end up on a roof with the police below before their fates are finally settled. Written by
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Good film, probably only for the English though...
I think it'd be hard for anyone from another country to relate to this film...which would in turn make it quite hard to enjoy it... It doesn't pull its punches - to be honest it was kind of strange...I grew up with kids like the ones in this film, and it was like a flashback in a way.
This film isn't an epic, it's not a world-changer...it's just like a snapshot...a glimpse into their world. It's hard to explain...
It's worth a look in - I just happened to be staying up late and it came on cable...started watching it and carried on...
Maybe go rent it if it's in your local video store.
Sorry this review isn't more eloquent - my mind's still on the film.
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