Rank: 58/100 in Top Movie 1979 – Scum: The film they tried to ban! A brutal story of today.

Movie Synopsis:
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)].

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Movie details:

  • Original Title: Scum
  • Original Language: en
  • Release Date: 1979-09-12
  • Category 1 (Type): Movie
  • Category 2 (Genres): Crime Movie, Drama Movie
  • Category 3 (Year): Movie 1979
  • Adult: FALSE
  • Status: Released
  • Studios (Production Companies): Berwick Street Productions, Boyd’s Company, Kendon Films Ltd.
  • Production Countries: United Kingdom
  • Budget: $420,000.00
  • Revenue: $0.00
  • Running Time: 98 minutes
  • Director: Alan Clarke
  • Actors: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth, John Blundell, Phil Daniels
  • YB100 views Counts: 45
  • YB100 Likes: 3
  • Popularity: 6.271
  • Vote Count: 90
  • Vote Average: 7.3

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