Borstal Boy (2000)

Borstal Boy (2000)

Director Peter Sheridan

Writer Brendan Behan (book), Nye Heron, Peter Sheridan

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 2000

Actors Shawn Hatosy, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney, Patricia Leventon

IMDB : 6.8 (2,007 votes)


Description Brendan Behan, a sixteen year-old republican, is going on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the second world war. His mission is thwarted when he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned in Borstal, a reform institution for young offenders in East Anglia, England. At Borstal, Brendan is forced to live face-to-face with those he perceived as "the enemy," a confrontation that reveals a deep inner conflict in the young Brendan and forces a self-examination that is both traumatic and revealing. Events take an unexpected turn and Brendan is thrown into a complete spin. In the emotional vortex, he finally faces up to the truth.


  • peter savage 2015-12-07 11:48:20
    i was in Gaynes Hall borstal in 1966 and the film 'SCUM' was much closer to how it was...
  • Ryan 2013-09-17 23:30:03
  • James Swarson 2013-09-14 01:17:59
    Seriously, this movie is literally gay.
  • Ryan 2013-09-13 23:14:10
  • James Swarson 2013-06-29 08:36:49
  • Diarmuid Healy 2013-05-22 03:53:08
    an excellent film
  • fearny29 2012-09-13 23:05:55
    Nothing can top the ultimate gritty realism of SCUM I have seen that film over twenty times along with quodrophdnia you can beat those films causze they're CLASS !
  • Solarith Van 2012-05-29 10:35:07
    Danny Dyer.. So.. Sexy.
  • Inauspicious Narcoleptic (AKA MrCFCarePOO) 2012-05-11 22:06:24
    By God it looks bad..a major theme of the book is about being tough and hard in a tough and hard world..this looks like a gloopy syrup of sentimentality. Yanks.. *d'oh!*
  • katielovespretty 2012-01-30 10:10:37
    @mosessaysrelax This trailer was obviously put together for American audiences. The film is actually really very good.
  • finlandinoo 2011-12-12 23:59:36
    no me canso de ver esta peli *-*
  • squeakyadam 2011-01-25 07:15:14
    @DanthemanCTU24 surprise , surprise he CAN act
  • lewis Cadger nicholas 2010-09-08 22:30:00
    bought this today.. haven't watched it yet but after seeing this trailer..... im glad i only paid £2 lol
  • ROGERDERBY 2010-09-05 14:56:30
    i do believe scum is a much better film plus danny dyer doesnt have shit on ray winstone
  • fucking jimin 2010-08-15 01:13:08 bull shit...
  • Kevin Pastor 2010-06-29 23:44:54
    @razielvskain805 i really love the entire movie... but really had a hard time looking for the songs.... this movie was like 10 years ago... i wish i could find one.... if i do, i'll posting it for Borstal Boy Fans to see...
  • nohartnohart 2010-02-02 05:39:36
    I love this movie

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