Back to the original topic (again, but awesome diversions) this film troubled the hell out of me because of how I identified with the main character - never lost my dad in the Falklands (!) but there were too many other disturbing similarities. Fitting in with the wrong crowd, getting into fights over absolute nonsense, that general air of menace and violence in the background...even the crap haircuts and jeans (that were too baggy, not drainpipe enough...)
On a more positive note, have some happy memories of the 80's which in retrospect were really crap too! Loved the music, the Spectrum 48K (I often even think in 'basic' sometimes, I used to write so much rubbish on that), the sweets, the cartoons...
Found this and wasted 1 hour at work. http://www.80snostalgia.com/
You remember when the A-Ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology, and you can still sing all the words.
You ever owned a thin, black leather tie (and were proud of it), or worse it was patterned like a piano. (Mine was red.)
You ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.
Ooh, I could crush a Grape!