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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

Writer:

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

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The story goes that Tim Roth got the lead role by accident. He stumbled into the theater where auditions were being held as he was looking to borrow a bicycle pump. See more »

Quotes

Trevor the Skinhead: You got something useful I can do while I'm waiting for a job? I've got ten O levels, seven A levels, I speak fluent punjabi and chapati.
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Featured in Tim Roth: Made in Britain (2000) See more »

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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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