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)].
Director: Alan Clarke
Genre: Crime, Drama
Cast: Alan Igbon, Alrick Riley, Andrew Paul, Bill Dean, Danny John-Jules, George Winter, Herbert Norville, Jo Kendall, John Blundell, John Fowler, John Grillo, John Judd