Ten years after leaving school, Cox, bullied and constantly humiliated in his schooldays, seeks out his former classmates in order to be revenged.

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Martyn Stanbridge ...
Niles
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Cox
Laura Davenport ...
Frances
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Mount
Frederick Alexander ...
Joyce
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Harrop
Ewan Stewart ...
Colenso
Ceri Jackson ...
Girl
Philip Goodhew ...
Tregear
Tristram Wymark ...
Boy
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Guthrie
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Ten years after leaving school, Cox, bullied and constantly humiliated in his schooldays, seeks out his former classmates in order to be revenged.

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December 1983 (UK)  »

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Hyvät ja huonot urheilussa  »

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The crowd of boys cheering in the rugby scene were from Dr. Challoner's Grammar School, which is close to where it was filmed. See more »

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School's Out
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Written by Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper and Neal Smith
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Worst days of your life?
6 July 2001 | by (Buckingham, UK) – See all my reviews

I've only seen this film once when it was shown on tv but I can still remember it 15 years later so that must say something about it. I thought it was an intelligent look into schooling, friendship, bullying and the influence it can have leading into adult life.

The title really refers to how being good or bad at sports can either make you the lowest of the low or you will be tolerated by the cliques within school and even later on into adulthood if you're good at it- this is set in a private school in England but it could be anywhere.

The main character is bad at games, seeks revenge in later life which all culminates in a climactic confrontation on a cricket pitch. I must admit I was gutted by the ending - it was powerful and saddening.


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