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Time Out says

An underworld saga scripted by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who look as though they were disgorging a semi-masticated lesson culled from Nic Roeg, Donald Cammell and Performance. A ludicrous exposé of the lower depths of London crime, it tarts up the hoariest old gangster clichés with a bit of homosexuality and a lot of thuggery, and manages to be both brutish and maudlin. Burton gives a performance of ripe grotesquerie as the gay gang boss who is the spirit of devotion to his mother and a leering Marquis de Sade to his victims.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michael Tuchner
  • Screenwriter:Ian La Frenais, Dick Clement
  • Cast:
    • Ian McShane
    • Nigel Davenport
    • Cathleen Nesbitt
    • TP McKenna
    • Donald Sinden
    • Richard Burton
    • Fiona Lewis
    • Joss Ackland
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