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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.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Audio clips from the film feature prominently on the 2004 album 'Council Estate of Mind' by UK Hip Hop artist Skinnyman. See more »

Quotes

Peter Clive: I really don't know what were going to do.
Trevor the Skinhead: About what?
Peter Clive: About you.
Trevor the Skinhead: No , about you, what the fuck are we gonna do about you? If you had any balls, you'd stick a knife in the bastards who write all that bollocks - they're wankers.
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Followed by Flying Into the Wind (1983) See more »

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Roth shows his talent at an early age.
22 September 2002 | by CharltonBoySee all my reviews

Made in britain is a gritty play/movie that shows the mentality of some of the youth during Thatcherite Britain when the Tory Government were about greed and cared nothing for the high unenmployment rate and crime rate.Tim Roth plays a youth who feels that the system has let him down and rebels against all authority and anybody who wants to help him. The language is very hard which only adds to the quality of the film and the acting from Tim Roth is of the highest standard especially considering this was his first big project. It is suprisingly fresh and has not dated and is a good reminder of how thing were for some people in the early eighties and also how the youth didnt want to help themselves because they felt society owed them something because we had the worst government of the twentieth century. 8 out of 10.


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