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Screwed (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 3 June 2011 (UK)
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

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Reg Traviss

Writers:

Ronnie Thompson (book), Colin Butts (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James D'Arcy ... Sam
Noel Clarke ... Truman
Frank Harper ... Deano
Kate Magowan ... Danielle
Jamie Foreman ... Rumpole
Doug Allen ... Steadman
Ray Panthaki ... Neil
Andrew Shim ... Jamie
David Hayman ... Keenan
Cal MacAninch ... Eddie
Heather Peace ... Charlie
Martin Hancock ... Bowers
Tony Jayawardena Tony Jayawardena ... Bear
Joseph Gilgun ... Karl
Everal Walsh Everal Walsh ... Curtis
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on Thompson's book of the same name, the project stars James D'Arcy (Master & Commander), Noel Clarke (Kidulthood), Frank Harper (The Football Factory), Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake), Andrew Shim (This Is England) and Kate Magowan (Stardust). The story revolves around former soldier Sam Norwood who takes a job as a prison officer when he returns from Iraq and becomes exposed to the underworld of prison culture - including corrupt guards and drug trafficking. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Release Date:

3 June 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Carcéral: Dans l'enfer de la taule See more »

Filming Locations:

Essex, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,904
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At around 1.44.10, the James D'Arcy character is seen outside the prison walls, handing his keys to a Senior Officer. This would never happen; the only way you can exit a UK prison is by handing in your keys. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.104 (2011) See more »

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Yes, it's very British
29 April 2015 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Our homemade 'Brit-flicks' do try to do their best to be labelled as 'gritty.' Seeing as we haven't got the budget, the stars or the special effects of Hollywood, we have to try and be a bit more true to life in order to stand out. Screwed does its best to achieve this.

An ex serviceman takes on a job as a prison warden in order to make ends meet in civilian life. That's the basic plot. You probably know what to expect - prison beatings, dodgy dealings and plenty of back-stabbing. It might be as cheeky as a Guy Richie film or as deep and dark as the more recent 'Tyrannosaur,' but to be fair, Screwed delivers on all of this.

Its gritty and grim and it does its best, however it does suffer from a few one-dimensional characters, spouting clichéd lines that you could probably write yourself.

Is it worth watching? Yes, if you like prison dramas. Its major plus point is the menacing Noel Clarke, playing a (yet nastier) version of his Kidulthood former character.

Give it a chance. It's not bad. But I do wonder how long Ronnie Barker and his Porridge inmates would have lasted here (and they thought Mr Mackay was bad!).


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