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Scrubbers (1982)

R | | Drama | 1 February 1984 (USA)
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Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured ... See full summary »

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Mai Zetterling
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda York Amanda York ... Carol Howden
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ... Annetta Brady
Elizabeth Edmonds ... Kathleen
Kate Ingram Kate Ingram ... Eddie
Mandi Symonds Mandi Symonds ... Mac (as Amanda Symonds)
Kathy Burke ... Glennis
Debby Bishop Debby Bishop ... Doreen (as Debbie Bishop)
Eva Mottley Eva Mottley ... Pam
Imogen Bain Imogen Bain ... Sandy
Honey Bane Honey Bane ... Molly
Camille Davis Camille Davis ... Sharon
Rachel Weaver ... Gwen (as Rachael Weaver)
Dawn Archibald Dawn Archibald ... Mary
Faith Tingle Faith Tingle ... Hilary
Lilian Rostkowska Lilian Rostkowska ... Phyllis
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Storyline

Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend Doreen is being held. Carol's plan works, although she is devastated to find that not only has Doreen found herself a new girlfriend inside (who both taunt and tease Carol), when Annetta is arrested at the convent and sent to the same closed borstal, she assumes it was Carol who "grassed" her up and proceeds to plan her revenge. Carol finds protection in the form of inmate Eddie, while Annetta's constant bullying attempts keep her in solitary confinement; however, Carol's world is turned upside-down when Eddie is released from bortsal and her protection is gone... Written by Rhino <rh1n0@blueyonder.co.uk>

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IT'S A CRIME WHAT PRISON CAN DO TO A GIRL!

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Handmade Films Website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scrubbers See more »

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HandMade Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

In an early film role, actor-comedian Robbie Coltrane played a character with the oddly name of "Puff Guts". See more »

Quotes

Mac: [Mac's final song] A Borstal girl came home one day / To find her love had gone away / She asked him why he went astray / He turned to her, and he did say / "Once, you could have been my wife / If you had led a decent life / But you preferred a life of crime / So, back in side, and do your time."
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Where's ya tool...er, I mean tampon!
2 March 2001 | by KillMe666See all my reviews

I saw this film on cable recently and remembered how bad it was the first time I saw it.

The story is about female delinquents locked up in an English borstal in the early eighties.

This film blatantly 'borrows' from the film Scum with Ray Winstone and I mean blatant - there's the cut-wrist suicide from one of the more unstable inmates, the hard-nut - Eddie (who replaces Scum's Ray Winstone), and the scene where an attack is made in a deserted part of the compound with a steel bar - Scrubbers version features a slow-motion sequence which is obviously faked!

The only reasons for watching this garbage is to see early roles from Kathy 'I'm smoking a fag!' Burke from the 'Harry Enfield Show', Robbie Coltrane and 'Pat' from 'Eastenders'. As well as many a naked pair of breasts - which make the movie watchable - just.

Verdict - One for the lads.

Oi Oi savaloy!


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