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Small Faces (1996)

R | | Drama | 14 August 1996 (USA)
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Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon (as Gillies Mackinnon)

Writers:

Billy MacKinnon (as Billy Mackinnon), Gillies MacKinnon (as Gillies Mackinnon)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Robertson ... Lex Maclean
Joe McFadden ... Alan Maclean (as Joseph McFadden)
Steven Duffy Steven Duffy ... Bobby Maclean (as J.S. Duffy)
Laura Fraser ... Joanne Macgowan
Garry Sweeney ... Charlie Sloan
Clare Higgins ... Lorna Maclean
Kevin McKidd ... Malky Johnson
Mark McConnochie Mark McConnochie ... Gorbals
Steven Singleton Steven Singleton ... Welch
David Walker David Walker ... Fabio
Ian McElhinney ... Uncle Andrew
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Jake
Colin Semple Colin Semple ... Dowd
Colin McCredie ... Doug
Debbie Welsh Debbie Welsh ... Rebecca
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Storyline

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story focuses on Lex, who begins a downward spiral after he accidentally shoots the leader of Bobby's gang. Lex's cockiness and immaturity unfortunately prevent him from understanding the effect his subsequent crimes will have on both himself, and on those around him. Written by Ary Luiz Dalazen Jr. <ajr@fortalnet.com.br>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fúria nas Ruas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The scene where Alan's gang breaks in to a museum is shot at "Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum" in Glasgow, Scotland. See more »

Quotes

Lex Maclean: [about a sick-looking portrait by Bacon] It looks just like our Bobby after a bad night out!
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Edited into Screen Two: Small Faces (1998) See more »

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GET THIS MOVIE!
3 December 2003 | by paulgeafSee all my reviews

If you see this in the TV listings, local videoshop, wherever, Get It! You will not find a more accurate movie that conveys the state of Glaswegian upbringing as it was and still is today. The violence, the course language and the way the young 'gangs' live and breathe on machismo and fights. The film shows an artist boy who is somewhat out of place in the world he finds himself living in. With his rather maniacal brother Bobby who just loves to go and fight the 'TONGS'. There is a younger brother in this family who becomes more of a central character as the film progresses. I don't want to give the story away so I will just say, if you want a true drama with no frills, fluff or effects, violence shown as it is, brutal and frightening (although I dont mean to put you off as it is highly watchable and not TOO brutal) -the utter desperation that some people live in and not only when this film is set in but today too. I know, I have lived in a similiar world. Nothing has really changed. If you want to find out just what this is like..GET THIS MOVIE! If you are from Glasgow or most places in central scotland - GET THIS MOVIE! Thats all :)

(Just GET THIS MOVIE..)


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