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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 »

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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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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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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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Dolby

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Color
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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

Gorbals: Ah'm sixteen.
Lex Maclean: Ye're awfa wee fae sixteen.
Gorbals: Ah smoke a lot.
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Edited into Screen Two: Small Faces (1998) See more »

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Glasgow in the past. A good film!
6 December 2005 | by maxim_tsigalkolSee all my reviews

I nearly passed this movie up as the film guide had written a poor review (do they even watch the films?). In the end I watched the start intending to go to bed and ended up watching the whole film.

What interested me most was the picture the film gave of life in Glasgow during the 60's. The landscape of the film is one of endless factory's, warehouses and derelict buildings. All of which seem to look back to the past. The streets of Govanhill where the Glyn live are cobbled and winding narrow passages. Later in the film we are shown 'tong land'. Three massive tower blocks seemingly standing in the middle of a waste land. At the road leading in some graffiti reads 'you are now entering tong land'. The bleak concrete land in which they live is very striking and seems to belong more to the 70's than Govanhill which seems to belong back in the 1800's.

The film itself is good and I doubt anyone would be disappointed were they to watch it.


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