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Year: 2011
UK: Lionsgate UK
Cast: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Jamie Foreman, Doug Allen, Noel Clarke, Kate Magowan, David Hayman, Cal Macaninch, Ray Panthaki, Andrew Shim
Director: Reg Traviss
Country: UK
UK: 110 mins
UK Certificate: 18 contains frequent use of very strong language
UK Release Date: 3 June 2011 (Limited Release)


Gritty prison thriller SCREWED turns the genre on its head by showing life behind bars through the eyes of the guards.

James D’Arcy (MASTER & COMMANDER, EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING, SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL) stars as Sam, an English everyman forced to take a job as a prison officer on his return from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq. He quickly bonds with his hardened fellow screws but the violence and desperation he witnesses on the job and his haunting memories of bloodshed overseas draw him down into a world of drink and drugs " a world in which he is increasingly alienated from his family.

When a confrontation with the prison authorities on the inside and the fatal shooting of a fellow officer on the outside lead Sam to the realisation that the watchmen may be as corrupt as the prisoners they’re paid to watch, he becomes embroiled in a potentially deadly game of cat-and-mouse against the background of a full-scale cellblock riot.

SCREWED is produced and written by the man who lived it, Ronnie Thompson, and directed by Reg Traviss (JOY DIVISION, PSYCHOSIS).

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