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Neds (2010)

 |  Drama  |  20 April 2011 (USA)
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Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor McCarron ...
John McGill
Greg Forrest ...
Young John (as Gregg Forrest)
Joe Szula ...
Benny McGill
Mhairi Anderson ...
Elizabeth
Gary Milligan ...
Canta
John Joe Hay ...
Fergie
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Wee T
Richard Mack ...
Gerr
Paul Smith ...
Key Man
Khai Nugent ...
Tam
Ryan Walker ...
Sparra
Lee Fanning ...
Minty
Ross Greig ...
Fifey
Greg McCreadie ...
Tora
Scott Ingram ...
Casper
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Storyline

Despite having a drunken, abusive father and a brother who leads a local gang John McGill is a studious boy for whom a bright educational future seems to beckon. However his studiousness isolates him and when he is invited to join the gang it gives him a sense of belonging. However he becomes increasingly more violet, stabbing a boy in the neck, for which his brother is blamed and jailed, and dropping a breeze block on a rival gang leader, causing him permanent brain damage. John is temporarily thrown out of his home by his mother and suspended from school though when he is readmitted he is placed in the remedial class. John now has no interest in education but in being the top boy amongst the NEDS or non-educated delinquents. He is invincible, and even the lions at the local safari park let him pass without attacking him. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Some people need to be taught a lesson.

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£4 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£283,210 (UK) (21 January 2011)

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£632,204 (UK) (28 January 2011)
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The film uses "Non-Educated DelinquentS" as a "backronym" for "neds" as it is commonly used in modern day Scotland since the 90s. The English equivalent is chav. Many people including police officials and politicians (including famously Rosie Kane MSP) have discussed the term ned using this definition. As the term ned has been used far longer and dates back to the 19th century according to the OED it is not proven that this is the true origin of the term. See more »

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The film is set in 1973. In the disco scene, "Teenage Rampage" by The Sweet is one of the records played. "Teenage Rampage" was released in January 1974. The band's previous single, "Ballroom Blitz" (September 1973) would fit with the film's chronology, but "Teenage Rampage" is better suited to the narrative which may explain the decision to use the later recording. See more »

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John McGill: You want a ned? I'll give you a fucking ned.
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Great Movie, Very True to Life ....
21 October 2011 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

First off, let me point out a few things, to people who obviously didn't get this.

People who complained about the silly music, you really couldn't see that the director was trying to show how ridiculous the violence was?

People who didn't get the Jesus thing, well, you've obviously never come from a dark enough culture, where solvent abuse is rife, and people have extremely vivid hallucinations.

I was raised in the area the movie is set, and the time it was set, and i can tell you, its very accurate. Yes, they have accents, its set in Scotland, did you expect them to say "Kwoffee?" and no, there are no bothers in this movie, but take it from me, i never seen anyone of African descent until i was in my teens, and even then it was quite a rare thing in Scotland, and a real minority.

The movie itself is very well done, and tells a cautionary tale, that could translate to anywhere in the world. The production values of the movie are good, and its certainly way better than average and keeps you entertained, i watched this as a piece of "World Cinema", even though i come from the area, and had no trouble at all with the dialogue, but then again, thats me, i can see who others would find it difficult, then again, i would moan about this spoiling the movie, when in Rome ... i would accept it for what it is.

If you get the chance to see this, then do so, with an open mind, its entertaining, moving, shocking, and everything a good movie should be.

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