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Bloody Kids (1979)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1979
Running time:91 minutes
Cast:Derrick O'Connor, Gary Holton, Richard Thomas, Peter Clark, Gwyneth Strong
Director:Stephen Frears
Producer:Barry Hanson
Writer:Stephen Poliakoff

Description: The Bloody in Bloody Kids is meant in both its scatological in literal sense. Two restless teens (Derrick O'Connor and Gary Holton) from the South End of London go on a Saturday-night spree. When girls and booze lose their appeal, the boys add murder to their itinerary. A surreal, high-energy film about life and death on the streets, the film has some intelligent social criticism, but its ultra-violent subject matter and unusual visual style caused controversy. The most noteworthy aspect of Bloody Kids may well be its treatment upon release. Considered too bloody for British theatrical exposure, the film went directly to television -- an intriguing reversal of the American procedure. Bloody Kids was director Stephen Frears' second feature, foreshadowing his later highly acclaimed The Grifters which also featured grim subject matter but with classic film-noir grace and sensibility, a sensibility lacking in Bloody Kids.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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