|  Book Tickets: 23/02/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 13/04/1993
  |  97 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC


This damning indictment of life in a British borstal was made for the BBC but deemed too controversial for broadcast. Director Alan Clarke reworked his material for the big screen in order to give it a public airing, and this is the result. Stalwart British actors Ray Winstone and Phil Daniels got their first big breaks as inmates suffering under a regime which makes no attempt to rehabilitate its charges.