About the film
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Release Date: September 12, 1979
|Slogan||:||«The film they tried to ban! A brutal story of today.»|
|Genres||:||Crime, Drama, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||Berwick Street Productions, Boyd's Company, Kendon Films Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Michael Relph, Clive Parsons, Don Boyd, Davina Belling|
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)].