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Let Him Have It

Certificate 15
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Genre: Drama, General Movie/Drama, Feature Director: Peter Medak Release date: 01/05/1994
Runtime: 103 minutes Language: English Distributor: 4Digital Media Limited
Chris Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Courtenay, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Mark McGann, Michael Gough, Ronald Fraser, James Villiers, Michael Elphick, Murray Melvin, Iain Cuthbertson, Steve Nicolson, Serena Scott Thomas, Edward Hardwicke, Derek Bentley
The true story of Derek Bentley (Christopher Eccleston), hanged, aged 19, in the 1950s after a controversial decision holding him responsible for the murder of a police officer. Despite a history of mental illness, and with the court accepting that he did not actually pull the trigger, Bentley was still sentenced to death - on the basis that his ambiguous cry of 'let him have it!' caused his young accomplice to fire the fatal shot. The release of this film focused attention on the case once more, and Bentley eventually received a posthumous pardon.