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Made in Britain (1982)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 25 February 1982
After being sent to a detention center, a teenage skinhead clashes with the social workers, who want to conform him to the status quo.


Alan Clarke


David Leland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Roth ... Trevor
Terry Richards ... Errol Dupray
Bill Stewart ... Peter Clive
Eric Richard ... Harry Parker
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


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trevor is an angry young man.


Crime | Drama


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Peter Clive: And you'd be a total bloody failure. At 16! It's such a bloody waste!
Trevor the Skinhead: I'm a success, mate, I'm a fuckin' star!
Barry Giller: Then why are you in here, Trevor, hmm? There are those among us who'd like to know the answer to that, and from where I'm standing, it's not looking too good.
Trevor the Skinhead: I'm in exactly the right place at the right time. The fact that you're too fuckin' thick, or stupid to see that, that marks you down. You'll be put up against a bus, covered in petrol, and shot!
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Brilliant British Drama
22 January 2003 | by sandspider1See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to get this on DVD for £5 and when I bought it, I knew little about it. Upon first viewing I was amazed at the performance of Tim Roth playing Trevor because he was believable and he brought realism to the character. I could see how this created controversy being broadcasted on television but this is commendable. The script is excellent by David Leland who went on to co-write Mona Lisa starring Bob Hoskins. It is these sorts of films and actors that make me proud to be British and I recommend this to everyone if you can find it. 9 out of 10.

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25 February 1982 (UK) See more »

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