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This Is England

Year:
Duration:
101 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Shane Meadows
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2007-04-27
Filming Locations: Boston, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $18,430 (USA) (29 July 2007)
Gross: $327,919 (USA) (18 November 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Joseph Gilgun
Joseph Gilgun
This Is England
Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell
This Is England
Thomas Turgoose
Shaun
Stephen Graham
Combo
Jo Hartley
Cynth
Andrew Shim
Milky
Vicky McClure
Lol
Rosamund Hanson
Smell
Andrew Ellis
Gadget
Perry Benson
Meggy
George Newton
Banjo
Frank Harper
Lenny
Kriss Dosanjh
Mr. Sandhu
Kieran Hardcastle
Kes
Chanel Cresswell
Kelly
Danielle Watson
Trev
Sophie Ellerby
Pob
Hannah Walters
Shoe Shop Assistant
Dave Laws
Mr. Dudley
Michael Socha
Bully
Ian Smith
Teacher
Dave Blant
Teacher
Matthew Blamires
Teasing kid
James Burrows
Teasing kid
Harpal Hayer
Football kid
Terry Haywood
Football kid
Nimesh Jani
Football kid
David Claridge
Roland Rat
Duran Duran
Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)
Simon Le Bon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Prince Charles
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Princess Diana
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ronald Reagan
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Robert Stone
Man (uncredited)
Margaret Thatcher
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Trivia
The film is dedicated to Thomas Turgoose's mother, Sharon, who died in 2005.
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At a Q&A period following this film's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Shane Meadows noted that the grim skinhead influenced upbringing of the 11-year-old protagonist was a true portrayal of his own childhood and many of the events depicted were drawn from his early life.
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Although this film was rated '18' in the UK when released theatrically, the film was rated '15' in Westminster and Bristol theatrically.
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Goofs
The track "Since Yesterday" by Strawberry Switchblade can be heard on the radio although the song was not released until November 1984.
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When Combo was explaining the level of unemployment in the UK at the time (1983), he referred to a figure of 3½ million. Although unemployment figures in the early 1980s were staggering this figure was not reached until 1986.
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When Shaun first meets with Woody, Milky and the other skinheads, in the tunnel after the fight at Shaun's school, you can clearly see that they've written 'Screwdriver' with spray-paint, but the group it refers to is spelt 'Skrewdriver'.
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Quotes
Combo: [to Shaun, waiting for the NF speaker to arrive] Now I want you on your best behaviour.
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Shaun: [Milky is bloody and unconscious] Oh, Combo, what have you done to 'im?
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Combo: [Gadget steals countless jars of sweets from Sandhu's shop] Fuckin' hell, Gadge. Couldn't you get any more fucking sweets, man?
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Faq
Q
Does Milky die?
A
The movie ends with Milky still in the hospital, as far as I can tell. The only reference afterwards is when Thomas is sitting on his bed and his mum says Milky will be alright.Also, in the televison series sequel This is England 86' Milky is shown to be alive and is one of the main characters.
Q
Did schools still practice corporal punishment at this time?
A
Yes, corporal punishment in British state schools was not abolished until July 1986, three years after the setting of the film.
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Photos from cast
Joseph Gilgun Jack O'Connell