Ok.... an older film but good one!!! Got a bit involved watching this as I flipped around last night and on Logo came across this movie-- seen it awhile back when it came out in 2000...forgot how much of good story it was... I had a major crush on Danny Dyer at the time and Shawn Hatosy isn't hard on the eyes either..It was nice to see it again.. Wonder what these fellas are up to these days..
The teen years of Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan. At the age of sixteen, while on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the Second World War, he is apprehended, charged and imprisoned by the British. He is sent to a 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 forces a self-examination that is both traumatic and revealing. Events take an unexpected turn as Brendan falls for the headmaster''s daughter and befriends an ostracized gay student. In the emotional vortex, he finally faces up to some difficult truths and finds a way to move on.