Made in Britain (1982)
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as Barry Giller
as P.C. Anson
as Job Centre Woman
as Harry Parker
as Man on Stairs #2
as Peter Clive
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Tim Roth's tour-de-force debut role. The film itself has little to nothing to say. Gritty cinematography with cold and sloppy storytelling. Roth, again, is mesmerizing.
Wow. America doesn't get made-for-TV movies like this one. This was Tim Roth's first role, and he comes out blazing with his portrayal of Trevor, a belligerent skinhead who's constantly on the edge of lashing out. Unsurprisingly, he is repeatedly in trouble with the law, and the plot chronicles his final, defiant steps over the line in setting his life permanently off course. The mood is a bit one-note, unfortunately. There is little insight into what makes Trevor behave this way, and he's presented more as a raging animal than as anyone to empathize with, or at least understand. No characters are likable on either side of the fence, and the script is less a morality play than a resigned look at England's deteriorated society. Meanwhile, the dialogue may include more usages of "wanker" and "bollocks" than any other film in history. About a third through the story, there's an absolutely brilliant scene in which a police case worker gives Trevor an incisive, flowcharted lecture on a blackboard about the poor choices he has made. It is spectacularly written and delivered, and the actor practically steals the movie away from Roth. [Note: The Flixster entry says Robbie Coltrane appears in "Made in Britain," but if so, he must be some easily overlooked extra. And this is not listed among his IMDB credits.]
Made in Britain, Brilliant it captivates some londoners true love for britain there own country and how people feel about foreigners and Tim Roth played the part fantasticulary he was excellent this movie is funy with tim roths witty back chat and just an enjoyable film to watch, although the ending just seems to abrupt and for a very short movie of just 1hr 11mins i think the ending should have been better! but this movie is really worth a watch especially if your a tim roth fan!
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