In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston) falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig (Paul Reynolds), a teenager with a fondness for American gangster movies. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.
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The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.
Did You Know?
The comic book used in this movie is a 1970s reprint of an authentic U.S. comic of the period (probably the EC title Shock Suspenstories #12 with a cover date of Dec 1953/Jan 1954). The front cover and contents would have been virtually identical to the original, but the back cover of the U.S. original would have had a period advertisement rather than the single comics panel on the reprint, as shown in the movie. See more
When Bentley, Craig & the other lads look at Stella when she's passing the cafe they're in while a passenger in the Cadillac, an Austin Allegro is clearly seen. The film is set in the early 1950s but Allegros were not launched until 1973. See more
I just change my get up as often as I change my women.
Version of To Encourage the Others
As I Live and Bop
Composed and performed by Stan Getz See more