''Not to be confused with Mod band TheSmallFaces''

''Small Faces'' (1996) is a Scottish film directed by Gillies [=MacKinnon=] about gangs in 1960s Glasgow.

Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. As Bobby and Alan are beginning to experience the power of raging hormones, the story focuses on Lex, who begins a downward spiral after he accidentally injures the leader of Bobby's gang with an airgun. Lex's cockiness and immaturity unfortunately prevent him from understanding the effect his subsequent crimes will have on both himself, and on those around him.

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!!Tropes present in this film include:

* AffablyEvil: Charlie Sloan. While Malkie is an obvious-a-mile-off ViolentGlaswegian, Charlie is a well-dressed, affable bloke with a [[WarriorPoet decent collection of literature]] he's happy to lend you. Illustrated nicely by his greeting Lex with outstretched arms after he screws up a raid, only to give him a ruthless Glasgow Kiss.
* BadassLongcoat: Malkie.
* BattleCry: the RealLife "Ya bass!" According to TheOtherWiki, this is "not an abbreviation of "bastard", but a corruption of the ancient Scottish Gaelic expression for "battle and die""
* ComingOfAgeStory
* DamnItfeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Mostly averted.
* DudeMagnet: Joanne.
* {{Gangbangers}}: The Glen and the Tongs. ([[TheTriadsAndTheTongs No, not those Tongs]])
* [[UseYourHead Glasgow Kiss]]: A few times; notably [[spoiler:Charlie to Lex]] in a moment of YouHaveFailedMe.
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:Gorbals:seems to assume this is the case within their gang, though we never find out if he's right.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Charlie
* MommasBoy: Alan
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Several, notably [[spoier:Fabio]].
* ImprovisedWeapon: Malkie's razorblades akimbo, Bobby's brick...
* RealMenWearPink: Charlie, with his moddish fashion sense, book collection and fondness for ice-skating.
* ViolentGlaswegian: It's a gangland movie set in Glasgow - what do you expect?
* WoundedGazelleGambit: A group of girls pick a fight with Fabio, and when he [[WouldNotHitAGirl refuses to rise to the bait]] start pushing and hitting him, backing him into a corner. [[spoiler:When a bunch of the Glen walk past the girls call for help, and he gets beaten to a pulp.]]
* WrongSideOfTheTracks