Adapted from Roy Minton’s highly controversial play about the cruelty and violence that takes place in a correction centre for young offenders. The film powerfully portrays one man’s struggle against all odds to be the ‘top dog’ or ‘daddy’, in a system that is intent on breaking his spirit. Ray Winstone is a revelation as Carlin, in his break-through role.

Directed by: Alan Clarke

Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford

  • Rating: 7.6/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production Year: 1979
  • Studio: Hollywood Classics
  • Country: UK
  • Format: Colour, HD
  • Duration: 92 Min
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