Release : 1979-09-12
Genre : Crime, Drama
Runtime : 98 minutes
Company : Berwick Street Productions, Boyd’s Company, Kendon Films Ltd.
Cast : Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell, Phil Daniels, John Judd
Language : en
The film they tried to ban! A brutal story of today.
This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the ‘tough’ new inmate and the ‘old hands’. This film is a re-make, by the same director and writer, of a 1977 BBC teleplay banned before broadcast [see Scum (1991)].