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Author: Peter MedakNeal PurvisRobert WadeLuc RoegRobert WarrAll authors
Publisher: [California] : New Line Home Video : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1992]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the gritty, post-war world of 1950s London, slow-witted teenager Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals who have a fondness for American gangster movies. When a robbery turns to murder, Derek finds himself facing the death sentence for a crime he didn't commit. This film dramatizes the real-life case which shook England's faith in capital punishment.
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Genre/Form: Legal films
Historical films
Crime films
Fiction films
Feature films
Drama
History
Named Person: Derek William Bentley; Derek William Bentley
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Medak; Neal Purvis; Robert Wade; Luc Roeg; Robert Warr; Christopher Eccleston; Paul Reynolds; Tom Bell; Eileen Atkins; Clare Holman; Michael Gough; Mark McGann; Tom Courtenay; Michael Kamen; Ray Lovejoy; Oliver Stapleton; Film Trustees (Firm); British Screen.; New Line Home Video (Firm); Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0800112326 9780800112325
OCLC Number: 26145012
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Credits: Music, Michael Kamen ; film editor, Ray Lovejoy ; director of photography, Oliver Stapleton.
Cast: Christopher Eccleston, Paul Reynolds, Tom Bell, Eileen Atkins, Clare Holman, Michael Gough, Mark McGann, Tom Courtenay.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videocassette (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, Dolby surround, stereo.
Responsibility: Film Trustees in association with British Screen ; directed by Peter Medak ; screenplay by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade ; produced by Luc Roeg and Robert Warr.

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In the gritty, post-war world of 1950s London, slow-witted teenager Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals who have a fondness for American gangster movies. When a robbery turns to murder, Derek finds himself facing the death sentence for a crime he didn't commit. This film dramatizes the real-life case which shook England's faith in capital punishment.

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