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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective Ritchie
Gary Holton ... Ken
Richard Thomas ... Leo Turner
Peter Clark ... Mike Simmonds
... Jan, Ken's Girlfriend
Caroline Embling ... Susan, Leo's Sister
Jack Douglas ... Senior Police Officer
Billy Colvill ... Williams
... Police 1
... Police 2
Niall Padden ... Police 3
John Mulcahy ... Police 4
Terry Paris ... Police 5
Neil Cunningham ... School Masters 1
... School Masters 2
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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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23 March 1980 (UK)  »

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One Joke Too Many  »

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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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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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