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Let Him Have It (1991)

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

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Lillian Bentley
Rebecca Eccleston ...
Iris aged 10
Peter Eccleston ...
Derek aged 8
Craig Turner ...
Derek aged 14
P.J. Nicholas ...
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Bret Walker ...
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Approved School Principal (as Edward Hardwick)
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.

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Crime | Drama | History

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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January 1992 (USA)  »

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Az igazság malmai  »

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This was Norman Rossington's final film before his death on May 21, 1999 at the age of 70. See more »

Goofs

At about twenty minutes to nine on the final day depicted in the film, the three adult members of the family each look at the clock in turn. The third time the clock is shown, it is one or two minutes earlier than the first two shots. See more »

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Lawyer: Between the age of 11 and your present age, 16, how many fire arms have you had?
Chris Craig: Forty or fifty.
[jury react]
Chris Craig: I, uh, used to swap them with friends at school.
Judge: Why did you swap them?
Chris Craig: Because I liked them.
Lawyer: Did having them make you feel like one of the gangsters in the films?
Chris Craig: Yes, sir.
[smirks]
Lawyer: And how often did you carry them around with you?
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References White Heat (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Guitar Blues
Composed and performed by Ray Charles
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An excellent film!
4 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

I rented this movie with not very high expectations, but I was extremely surprised. It was a truly great movie with good acting. I recommend this movie to anybody who liked "Dead Man Walking" or any other crime/drama movie. This movie was great!


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