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Made in Britain (1982)

Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »

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Alan Clarke

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David Leland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Trevor
Terry Richards ... Errol Dupray
Bill Stewart Bill Stewart ... Peter Clive
Eric Richard ... Harry Parker
Geoffrey Hutchings Geoffrey Hutchings ... Superintendent
Sean Chapman ... Barry Giller
John Bleasdale John Bleasdale ... Policeman
Noel Diacomo Noel Diacomo ... Solicitor
Maurice Quick Maurice Quick ... Magistrate
Sharon Courtney Sharon Courtney ... House Parent
Steve Sweeney ... Job Centre Youth (as Stephen Sweeney)
Kim Benson Kim Benson ... Job Centre Girl
Catherine Clarke Catherine Clarke ... Job Centre Girl
Jean Marlow Jean Marlow ... Job Centre Woman
Jim Dunk Jim Dunk ... Chef
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Storyline

Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there's something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, and would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse. Written by Dominic Robinson <mcclane@sound.demon.co.uk>

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Trevor is an angry young man.

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales Out of School: Made in Britain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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DVD of this movie was taken by the FBI as evidence from the home of Dylan Roof. Roof desired to start a race war by committing a mass shooting at a historical Black church in Charleston, SC, in June of 2015. See more »

Quotes

Trevor the Skinhead: Well, honestly speaking, I don't honestly think I can keep the peace while I'm incarcerated in this shit house!
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Followed by Flying Into the Wind (1983) See more »

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one of the toughest films to come out of Britain
9 September 2000 | by creadSee all my reviews

The late great Alan Clarke (Scum) brings us Made in Britain, a tough and uncompromising (though not actually physically violent) character study of a bored and angry teenager, played by Tim Roth, one of 'Fatcher's' children. The films rather flat narrative follows (both in terms of plot and camera movement) him through his refusal to 'conform' to the authority. Contrary to what a previous reviewer has said, it was not the intention for us, the audience, to believe that he must be forced to conform. The key in the film is that he never does conform, and that for all his obvious faults (racism and rebellion, it seems, a product of a right-wing and suppressive society) he retains the courage to stick to what he believes in. Rather than an anti-hero, Tim Roth's character seems to be more of a anarchist anti-authoritarian (rather like Alan Clarke himself) who is locked away for admitting to what he believes in.

So if you're in the mood, settle back and watch a film that packs a powerful punch. Probably most enjoyable if you're a little bit of an anarchist yourself (everyone else will most likely just be offended by it). Damned authority.


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