Dir: Bill Forsyth
Starring: Robert Buchanan and John Gordon Sinclair
Four penniless bored and unemployed teens in a dreary, rainy Glasgow, steal stainless steel sinks from a warehouse
This Scottish comedy set in Glasgow features two brief railway scenes. The first is a little confusing as it opens with two of the characters walking down the steps to Springburn station, only to then be seen standing on the platform at Bishopbriggs. A Met-Camm Class 101 DMU is seen at the former but there is a very good shot of top-and-tail Class 27’s passing through on a Glasgow-Edinburgh express at the latter, a rare loco for a feature film and here we get two! The blue & grey coaching stock passes the camera in extreme close up. In the other scene, Robert Buchanan is running from a policeman down Hunter Street and the overhead electric wires of the Bellgrove to High Street section of the North Clyde railway line can be seen on the other side of the wall, along with the roofs of Class 303 EMU’s but it is not all that clear. The young actors in the film were all members of the Glasgow Youth Theatre, co-producers of the film.