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    Bloody Kids




    Set in the tense, nihilistic urban landscape of early-Thatcherism, award-winning playwright Stephen Poliakoff's (Gideon's Daughter, The Lost Prince) original screenplay is concerned with the drama surrounding two eleven-year- old boys - the manipulative Leo and the manipulated Mike, who grow up amid conflict and violence in Southend-on-Sea. A prank to test the fallibility of the police goes badly wrong and Leo is stabbed. With the police hot on his heels, Mike immediately goes on the run.

    Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things) coaxes excellent performances from Richard Thomas and Peter Clark, who play the two juvenile leads Mike and Leo. Derrick O'Connor (Fox, Lethal Weapon 2) and Jack Douglas (Carry On, Shillingbury Tales) play the sorely tested policemen hot on their trail and Gary Holton (Auf Weidersehen Pet) plays a young punk who befriends Mike. The music, by composer George Fenton (Bergerac, Gandhi), was short-listed for a BAFTA.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

    Mute title sequences for the film under its original name – "One Joke Too Many"

    • Catalogue Number : 7952556
    • Available Since : 01/06/2007
    • Classification 15
    • Number of Discs 1
    • Picture 1.33:1 / Colour
    • Sound Mono
    • Subtitles None
    • Region 2 / PAL
    • Time 87 mins approx + extras
    • Short Name Bloody Kids
    Grade 
    Shelly G
    04/28/2008

    It's a bit too early to proclaim that the characters and storyline of this film are a result of early Thatcherism - this is 1979.

    Juvenile delinquency was a pressing problem in 1970s Britain which didn't suddenly sky rocket as soon as Thatcher came to power. Do be careful. Your anti-Thatcher bias is clouding the reality of some of your synopsis, Network.

    As are your anti-1980s and pro-1970s biases in general. Just accept that both decades contained good and bad points, and that both decades contained excellent film and TV and are now fond memories for many people.

    Then get on with selling DVDs - without the priggish rewriting of history.

    I was anti-Thatcher myself, by the way. But this is ridiculous.

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    Bloody Kids

    Bloody Kids

    Set in the tense, nihilistic urban landscape of early-Thatcherism, award-winning playwright Stephen Poliakoff's (Gideon's Daughter, The Lost Prince) original screenplay is concerned with the drama surrounding two eleven-year- old boys - the

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