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Out of Control

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Synopsis

Dean, sensitive and intelligent, lives with his mum on an estate out of town. They're very close and she's doing everything she can to ensure that he doesn't end up like the other kids on the estate. But when Dean's friend Charlie-boy, is released from his latest spell inside, it's not long before the two of them are in trouble again. Dean is arrested for being in a stolen car, and is given two months in a young offenders institute.

Meanwhile, when Sam plans an armed robbery on a South London estate, his mate Danny goes along with it. But later they're arrested and are each sent down for two years. Once inside, Sam becomes a bully and joins in the ritualistic taunting of the weaker, new inmates. He targets Dean, who has become weak and vulnerable - although the prison officer, Mike, tries to help Dean and keep an eye out for him as much as he can, it ends in tragedy.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
102 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Dominic Savage
Producer
David M Thompson
Executive Producer
David M Thompson
Editor
David Hill
Screenwriter
improvised by cast and director
Director of Photography
Barry Ackroyd
Sound
Danny Hambrook
Principal Cast
David Morrissey, Tamzin Outhwaite, Jamie Foreman, Frank Harper, Danny Young

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Production Company

BBC Films
1 Mortimer Street
London W1T 3JA
UK

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