Comedy about a delinquent dope-dealing 15-year-old with a quick-thinking scam for every possible occasion. Of course he's got problems, with an alcoholic father and teachers out to get him, but he always has the last laugh, until one day... The acting is superb, and Cameron makes his characters even more believable through some swift, sure touches: a teacher obsessed with gardening, a classmate with a bad line in Frank Spencer impersonations. A sharp, entertaining portrait of teenage life based around the admirable idea that there's far more to happiness and dignity than simply doing what you're told.
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