The slender premise springs from the actions of two listless 11-year-old boys, the cold, manipulative Leo, and his weaker, more impressionable friend, Mike. Contemptuous of the fallible ... See full summary »
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Two high school sweethearts, Luke and Jonah, spend their final months together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural South--a world of baseball, bicycles, church and green ... See full summary »
One hot June day, three friends decide there is nothing they would like to do more than to get away from London. A boating holiday with lots of fresh air and exercise would be just the very... See full summary »
This film is taken from a part of A G Macdonell's novel "England their England" (Published c.1933.)The film shows an amateur cricket team of literary (and other) people travelling to play a village team in rural England.
George Phillips, a middle-aged Londoner, works as an estate agent for the firm of Frobisher, Rendell and Ross. His home life is soured by clashes with his wife over whether their teenage ... See full summary »
I remember seeing this uplifting television play in summer 1976 - to my knowledge it's only airing. It was the story of one summer spent by two London teenagers who choose very different career paths on leaving school; one becomes a car thief and the other tries a more conventional job (a plumber as I remember). The late Richard Beckinsale (father of Kate Beckinsale) played a London gangster who becomes the car thief's mentor - a very different role than that of the naive Lenny Godber that Beckinsale played in Ronnie Barker's prison sitcom 'Porridge'. The play also featured great music, I remember 'Lazer Love' by T.Rex being used as part of the soundtrack. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will see this joyous rites of passage movie again, since it's makers Thames Television had a nasty habit in the seventies of disposing of much of their original material to save library space.
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