A young boy runs away from an approved school to meet up with his father in the hope that he can persuade his dad to allow him to travel to Canada with him. He also meets up with two local children and discovers that his father is instead planning a bank heist.
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TV presenter Danny Baker
used to live in the house in Scawen Road (Petit Cochon Street in the film) where Mr and Mrs Lawson live. See more
[Good boy Chris meets up with The Deptford Dodger, a young runaway, who tells him he's only trying to reunite with his Dad, shown in a photograph in front of their old house
There's thousands of houses like that. And I'll tell you one thing: you can't walk around lookin' for it any more.
Half Deptford's on the lookout for you now, and P.C. Dickey's on the warpath. You'll have to keep off the streets.
I'm not scared. I can run rings 'round a dozen coppers.
Oh, have a bit of sense. Stay ...
Opening credits prologue: DEPTFORD LONDON See more