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16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Kevin McKidd ... Frankie

Laura Fraser ... Helen

Susan Lynch ... Mary

Stuart Sinclair Blyth ... Miller
Michael Moreland ... Budgie
Russell Anderson ... Kill

Iain De Caestecker ... Frankie - Boy
Lewis Macleod ... Frankie's Father (as Lewis MacLeod)
Lisa May Cooper ... Frankie's Mother

Ewen Bremner ... Jake

Allison McKenzie ... Dad's Lover

Jim Carter ... Director

Gerald Lepkowski ... Male Actor
Marcia Rose ... Female Actor

Noof McEwan ... Rival Gang Boy 1 (as Naoufal Ousellam)
Nabil Stuart ... Rival Gang Boy 2
John Comerford ... Barman
Colvin Cruickshank ... Record Shop Assistant
Louise Irwin ... Brewery Woman 1
Pauline Goldsmith ... Brewery Woman 2
Carole O'Brien ... Clothes Shop Assistant
David Gallagher ... Art Critic
Anne Downie ... Art Critic's Friend
John Yule ... Referee
Jim Cunningham ... Fighting Couple Man
Kate Robbins ... Fighting Couple Woman
Elaine C. Smith ... AA Meeting Woman
Anthony Strachan ... Parent's Friend (as Tony Strachan)
Jenny Hogarth ... Helen's Friend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Cormac ... Barman

Andy Hazel ... Dancer in Club (uncredited)

Kevin MacIsaac ... Friend of Frankie's Father (uncredited)
Callum J. Stewart ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Jobson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Jobson  written by

Produced by
Chris Atkins .... line producer
Wouter Barendrecht .... executive producer
Mark Burton .... producer
Richard Jobson .... producer
Hamish McAlpine .... executive producer
Steve McIntyre .... executive producer
Angela Murray .... line producer
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Keith Atack 
Cinematography by
John Rhodes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Yannis Chalkiadakis  (as Ioannis Chalkiadakis)
Casting by
Sarah Crowe 
Production Design by
Adam Squires 
Art Direction by
Mike McLoughlin 
Costume Design by
Flora Clarke 
Kim Hunt 
Francesca Oddi 
Makeup Department
Stephanie Dudgeon .... makeup trainee
Laura Hill .... makeup designer
Leanne MacDonald .... makeup trainee (as Leeanne McDonald)
Julie MacKay .... makeup designer
Production Management
Ollie Allgrove .... assistant production manager (as Oliver Allgrove)
Chris Atkins .... post-production supervisor
Ashley Luke .... production supervisor: Fortissimo
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim Franklin .... first assistant director
James Hagger .... second assistant director
Derek Ritchie .... third assistant director
Art Department
Douglas Ferguson .... props
Chris Greenall .... dressing props
Vincent Hunter .... dressing props
Paul McNamara .... stand-by props
Ewan McNicol .... storyboard artist
Zam Salim .... dressing props
Simon Shiel .... storyboard artist
Ussal Smithers .... production buyer
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... dubbing mixer
Malcolm Davies .... production sound mixer
Oliver Kenny .... boom operator
Mathew Knights .... dubbing mixer (as Matt Knights)
Ronnie McConnell .... sound trainee
Mario Mooney .... sound mixer
Simon Tomlinson .... boom operator
Vincent Watts .... dialogue editor
Vincent Watts .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Perry Costello .... armourer
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Allan .... gaffer
Jaspreet Bal .... focus puller
Chris Batchelor .... electrician
Lucien Grieve .... grip
Andrew Mits M'Itwamwari .... assistant camera (as Andrew M'Itwamwari)
Ewan McNicol .... still photographer
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator
Christopher Smith .... steadicam operator (as Chris Smith)
Kirk Thornton .... grip
Robert Walton .... electrician
Casting Department
Anne Campbell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vivienne Low .... costume assistant
Carole K. Millar .... costume supervisor
Louise Noble .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ollie Allgrove .... assistant editor (as Oliver Allgrove)
Aidan Farrell .... colorist (as Aiden Farrell)
Ewan McNicol .... colorist: stills
Mark Tremble .... assistant editor
Location Management
Naomi Liston .... location manager
Ed Smith .... location assistant
Music Department
Liz Devine .... music supervisor
Malcolm Lindsay .... arranger: strings (as Malcom Lindsay)
Malcolm Lindsay .... composer: strings (as Malcom Lindsay)
Other crew
Neil Cairns .... production accountant
Richard Dilks .... script supervisor
Dee Edmonds .... production coordinator
Carter Ferguson .... fight director
Steve Joberns .... production auditor
Gemma Mitchell .... production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Mark Scott .... production trainee
Siobhan Shields .... production trainee
Gordon Shillinglaw .... production assistant
Darry Weiss .... unit nurse

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material
Switzerland:102 min | USA:102 min
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12 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Trying to hard to be deep and meaningful?, 4 June 2005
Author: (ian-stewart1) from United Kingdom

There is a key aspect of film that Jobson seems to have forgotten - it has the ability to tell a story by showing it to you. You don't need to tell the audience what to think, because they'll see it. The action here is interspersed with some of the most ponderous narration unleashed on the unsuspecting public - the purple prose of the sensitive fifth former. And it should be unnecessary because their is a fine cast here and some beautifully composed and shot visuals. Maybe Jobbo felt that the basic story needed a lit bit of support. And he may have been right, it lacks a basic credibility: 70s Edinburgh wasn't exactly full of beautiful brainy girls with a penchant for the Velvet Underground and a soft spot for a passing sociopath. From the too neat and new looking clothes that character wears to the cod intellectualism that tries to link it all together, it's all too contrived for my taste.

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