March 18, 2005
Studio: Tartan Films
Director: Richard Jobson
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some violent content and sexual material.
Screenwriter: Richard Jobson
Starring: Ewen Bremner, Kevin McKidd, Stuart Sinclair Blyth, John Comerford, Lisa May Cooper, Colvin Cruickshank, Anne Downie, Laura Fraser
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: TartanFilmsUSA.com
Kevin McKidd plays Frankie, in a semi – autobiographical tale expressed mainly in flashbacks. As a child, his father is both his hero and a destructive personality who influences impressionable young Frankie's perception of the world. In his teenage years he becomes embroiled in a violent gang – culture, which he tries desperately to escape for the sake of a new love, which gives him just a glimpse of a better life. Finally, as a grown man, Frankie is faced with the choice of falling backwards into alcohol - soaked violence, or facing up to his dubious past. To do this, he has to explore what led him there and break the cycle in which he finds himself trapped, if he is to achieve his dream of finding (and keeping) true love.