Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Del Walker, Anne Gooding, Sam Shepherd, Roy Haywood, Freda Shepherd
Director: Barney Platts-Mills
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
Sean Holland | Hog City | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fairly unknown British film is really a classic of the genre. Very realistic portrayal of disenchanted working class youth in London.
Del is a bored youth going nowhere and doing nothing, with a dead end job, in a dead end town (starting to sound like a KINKS song) who basically runs around with his Suedehead/Skinhead friends, committing little thefts, trying to act hard and the like and generally looking for something to do.
He has two meetings that will change his life. 1) Jo "Bronco Bullfrog" has just escaped from the Borstal and is on the run, "doing jobs" (petty crime) and avoiding the law. 2) Irene, his teenage love interest. Del's relationship with both will test his limits and see how far he is really willing to go.
We take a look at one's kid's futile attempts to become soemthing bigger and escape the doldrums that life has to offer.
Using actual London youth as actors, the movies hits upon a gritty realism and is almost "kitchen sink-ish". Bronco Bullfrog influenced filmmakes and musicians for years to come. Quadrophenia, BLUR, The ORDINARY BOYS, all owe a debt to this over looked classic.
Footnote: although this claims to be Region 1 disc, it is also in PAL format, which means it did not play in my SONY DVD player. Luckily it played on my computer DVD-ROM and I bought a $70 Philips DVD player that played ALL REGIONS. This DVD will not play in most *regular* players."