In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.
Scott Renshaw <email@example.com>
The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.
Did You Know?
The comic book used in the film 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
In the scene with Craig and Bentley by the railway line, the approaching train is pulled by engine 76079. This is a former British Railways 'Class 4MT' locomotive which wasn't introduced into service until 1953 - after Derek Bentley's death. See more
I don't wanna do nothing with you. You ain't no pal of mine, stick with your fucking family!
Let Him Have It
Original music composed and performed by Michael Kamen
, featuring Ed Shearmur
(as Edward Shearmur)
EMI Music Distribution
(P) & © 1992 Virgin Records See more