Robert Carlyle learned to drive a bus for his part in the film.
So er... what did you do?
Bradley: CIA, Tegucigalpa, '81 to '84, Honduras. You?
George Lennox: Bus driver, double-decker, number 72, Glasgow
Although set in the mid-80s, many of the cars in the background of the Glasgow scenes are newer models dating from the film's mid-90s shooting period.
Although he always had final cut, director Ken Loach revisited the film for its 2005 DVD release and shortened it by approximately 15 minutes. Much of the removed material can be found on subsequent releases as deleted scenes. The original cinema release had a running time of 125 mins 30 seconds at 24fps. The UK PAL VHS release ran slightly faster at 25fps, giving a running time of 120 mins 10 seconds. The shorter 2005 cut runs to 106 mins 3 seconds on PAL 25fps DVD.
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