Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire


Time Out says

So utterly crazed in conception and so defiantly weird in execution that one can't help harbouring a sneaking something for it. A very simple story of the challenge and run-up to the final snooker showdown between the reigning champion (Armstrong) and the would-be contender (Daniels) is confined in a nondescript studio-built breeze-block nightmare interior of dark labyrinthine corridors, featureless rooms and odd pool parlours. A musical, it rattles along in its own funny way to the final grudge match filmed in great swooping takes on a louma crane. It has a kind of balls-out courage. One can certainly see why, but they don't make many films like this. CPea.


Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Alan Clarke
Trevor Preston
Phil Daniels
Alun Armstrong
Bruce Payne
Louise Gold
Eve Ferret
Don Henderson