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The Wee Man

The Wee Man
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Ray Burdis
  • Written by: Ray Burdis
  • Cast: Patrick Bergin, Hannah Blamires, Martin Compston
  • UK release: 18 January 2013
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The true-life story of Paul Ferris, an ordinary young kid from decent hardworking parents, brought up in the notorious area of Blackhill, Glasgow, in the 60s, and his journey through his teenage years to manhood and gangsterdom. At age 11, Paul is already familiar with how tough life is on the street. Poverty breeds corruption, crime, violence and bullying – not to mention a corrupt police force that dealt with the violence in their own way. No one dared to ask why. The lesson from his father: 'Know nothing, say nothing, do nothing, and you can survive. Never grass'.

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The Wee Man

19 Dec 20122 stars

Martin Compston stars in this uneven crime drama that glamourises its real-life subject

Based on the memoirs of Glasgow gangland figure Paul Ferris, this chronicle of a bloody underworld feud runs from the early 1970s, when a young Ferris and his friends are menaced by the ruthless Welsh family, to the 80s, when Ferris is married and…


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