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An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.

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Carlin
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Archer
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Davis
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Banks
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Richards
John Fowler ...
Woods
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Eckersley
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Dougan
Herbert Norville ...
Toyne
George Winter ...
Rhodes
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Angel
Peter Francis ...
Baldy
Philip DaCosta ...
Jackson (as Philip Da Costa)
Perry Benson ...
Formby
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Meakin
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Betts
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James
Ozzie Stevens ...
Smith
Ricky Wales ...
Chambers
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Governor
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Sands
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Matron
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Goodyear
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Greaves
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Duke
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Hunt (as P.H.Moriarty)
Nigel Humphreys ...
Taylor
James Donnelly ...
Whittle
Joe Fordham ...
Reg
Ray Jewers ...
Gym Instructor
Ian Liston ...
White
Charles Rayford ...
Philpott
John Rogan ...
Escort
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Riot scene (uncredited)
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Baldy's Lookout (uncredited)
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Inmate (uncredited)
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Directed by

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Alan Clarke ... (directed by)

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Roy Minton ... (written by)

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Davina Belling ... producer (produced by)
Don Boyd ... executive producer
Martin Campbell ... associate producer
Clive Parsons ... producer (produced by)
Michael Relph ... executive producer

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Phil Meheux ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Bradsell

Editorial Department

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Roy Burge ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Esta Charkham
Beth Charkham ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Mike Porter

Art Direction by

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Mike Porter

Makeup Department

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Debbie Scragg ... make-up artiste

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Raymond Day ... first assistant director
Michael Hamlyn ... assistant director
Chris Rose ... assistant director

Art Department

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Bob Hedges ... propertyman (as Bobby Hedges)
Judith Lang ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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John Chandler ... boom operator
David John ... sound mixer
Tony Message ... sound effects editor
Terry Poulton ... sound editor
Steve Spencer ... assistant sound editor (as Stephen Spencer)
Hugh Strain ... dubbing mixer

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Terry Edland ... gaffer
Joe Felix ... grip
Graham Hazard ... focus puller
Paul Jordan ... clapper/loader
Joe Pearce ... stills photographer
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator
Billy Brooks ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Monica Howe ... wardrobe mistress

Other crew

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Sallianne Branson ... production assistant
Terry Connors ... production accountant
Geoff Freeman ... unit publicist
Alison Thorne ... continuity
Rik Walters ... researcher (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary
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Taglines Once the Vicious Scourge of the Streets ... Now Sadistic Animals of Borstal Prison! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Escoria (Spain)
  • Scum - Söpredék (Hungary)
  • Sukamu (Japan)
  • Kapina nuorisovankilassa (Finland)
  • Holota (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Budget GBP250,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally, Carlin was a Glaswegian but was changed to a Cockney when Alan Clarke saw a then unknown Ray Winstone walk in a unique way. See more »
Goofs All Borstal inmates were subject to the same mandatory haircut of short back and sides, yet a vast array of hairstyles are shown throughout the film, including afros. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Keith Jarrett/Scum (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Dirty Last Night See more »
Quotes Governor: There is NO violence here!
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