The film was withdrawn from release in the United Kingdom following the James Bulger murder in Liverpool in 1993. The decision was made by the BBFC which refused to issue it with a UK release certificate in 1996. Unlike other banned films that have since been reclassified and released, Mikey remains prohibited in the UK.
Read more about this topic: Mikey (film)
Other articles related to "uk ban, uk":
... to give the film an '18' certificate, therefore making the film illegal to supply within the UK ... they rejected the film because of sexual violence, and the film was potentially breaking UK obscenity laws ...
Famous quotes containing the word ban:
“Its red hot, mate. I hate to think of this sort of book getting in the wrong hands. As soon as Ive finished this, I shall recommend they ban it.”
—Tony Hancock (19241968)