Scum

80
  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama Crime
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 98 min
In the late '70s, director Alan Clarke was hired by the BBC to make a television drama about life inside a juvenile detention center. The program was so relentlessly brutal that the horrified network banned its broadcast forever. read more

In the late '70s, director Alan Clarke was hired by the BBC to make a television drama about life inside a juvenile detention center. The program was so relentlessly brutal that the horrified network banned its broadcast forever. In defiance, Clarke and producer Clive Parsons remade the film as an even more uncompromising theatrical feature. Ray Winstone (SEXY BEAST) stars as Carlin, a young thug rising to the top of an inhuman prison hierarchy amidst violence, vengeance and sexual assault. This is the grim and graphic indictment of the British borstal system that outraged a nation and shocked audiences worldwide. This is SCUM.

Original Release

09/12/1979

US Release

08/20/1980

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Cast

Ray Winstone Carlin
Phil Daniels Richards
John Blundell Banks
Mick Ford Archer
Julian Firth Davis
Philip Jackson Greaves / Mr Greaves
Peter Howell Governor
John Grillo Goodyear / Mr Goodyear
Ray Burdis Eckersley
Alan Igbon Meakin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alan Clarke

Writers

Roy Minton

Cast

Producers

Don Boyd Executive Producer
Michael Relph Executive Producer
Davina Belling Producer
Clive Parsons Producer
Martin Campbell Producer

Editors

Michael Bradsell

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