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Bloody Kids (1980)

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 »

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Stephen Poliakoff (original idea), Stephen Poliakoff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Derrick O'Connor ... Detective Ritchie
Gary Holton Gary Holton ... Ken
Richard Thomas Richard Thomas ... Leo Turner
Peter Clark Peter Clark ... Mike Simmonds
Gwyneth Strong ... Jan, Ken's Girlfriend
Caroline Embling Caroline Embling ... Susan, Leo's Sister
Jack Douglas Jack Douglas ... Senior Police Officer
Billy Colvill Billy Colvill ... Williams
P.H. Moriarty ... Police 1
Richard Hope ... Police 2
Niall Padden Niall Padden ... Police 3
John Mulcahy John Mulcahy ... Police 4
Terry Paris Terry Paris ... Police 5
Neil Cunningham Neil Cunningham ... School Masters 1
George Costigan ... School Masters 2
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Storyline

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 police force (Mike has already filched a police hat from an accident scene), the boys arrange a staged knife fight outside a football stadium with the aid of a bag of stage blood and a real blade. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

One Joke Too Many See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Beckinsale was originally cast to play the leading character in this film. Tragically, he died during filming. His character was re-cast and the scenes re-shot. See more »

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Featured in Rising Damp Forever: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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9 September 2001 | by bduffinSee all my reviews

this film impressed me greatly, bleak but powerful especially in it's ending and Poliakoff's early, terse screenplay is excellent. Although made in the late 70's the film has aged remarkably well and still feels relevant. I recommend it to anyone looking for an interesting and intelligent look at British youth culture.


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