A really dark production showing the underbelly of Thatcher's Britain. Trevor, a law breaking & serial offending skinhead with racist (indeed, selectively & often contradictory, racist) views,works his way through the judicial system,as his behaviour & offences worsten.
Trevor isn't without a degree of intelligence (even cunning) but he is angry (indeed his anger seems to border on mental illness) & lives the the stereotypical existence of a right wing skin, with alife of glue sniffing, racial hatred,theft,vandalism & defiance of authority.
This film is very powerful & its potency increases,as we see Trevor descending into a spiral which will ultimately lead to a confrontation with the police, authority & the establishment which he begins to realise he can never win.
Illustrates brilliantly how a young life can be wasted if the circumstances dictate. Tim Roth is excellent in the role of Trevor & there are some marvellous performances by the rest of the cast (look out for a very young "Sergeant Cryer" from the Bill, as Trevor's social worker).
The final scene in the police station is particularly powerful as the reality of the situation his behaviour has placed him in, begins to dawn on a still defiant but far less arrogant Trevor.
Excellent British drama,well worth a punt.