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He thought the general stance of British critics "was to admire the film's power and professionalism while condemning its amorality and excessive violence".

Mike Hodges explained that Howard was an extra in his TV film Rumour, and the director gave him a line to say, but another extra was wrongly credited. Also nice to see Glynn Edwards playing Albert Swift and he is better known for playing Dave in Minder, the landlord of the Winchester - "Hallo Arfur".And even today, everything I’ve just said notwithstanding, it’s a bit of an eye-opener to see such a stark, matter-of-fact depiction of a rough, tough town, with its depressing rows of terraced houses, its fiery backcloth of factories and steel mills, its backstreet pubs full of drunks and strippers, and its smoke-filled billiards halls where a single wrong word can get you into serious trouble. Though he came north ostensibly for his brother’s funeral, he now begins snooping around, asking questions, and it soon arouses the attention and eventually the ire of a number of local underworld figures. Read more about the condition Very Good: A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. Since I wrote the recent celebratory piece of the film for Ed Copeland on Film’s blog, I repurposed it for this parallel post entry. There were a number of streets parallel to each other, and they were named after members of the influential local Buddle and Atkinson families – Gerald, Hugh, Emily, Clara, Joan, Ethel, Frank, Caroline and Maria.

As well as Telly Savalas, names posited by Klinger and studio executives were Joan Collins, and someone Hodges described as "the Canadian lead actress in TV's Peyton Place", which is likely a reference to Barbara Parkins. The original British quad poster with artwork by Arnaldo Putzu, in common with many film posters, has aspects or images that differ from the finished screen version. Apparently, the fiercely proud locals were not happy with the funeral cars leaving down the back alley – not a respectful thing to do in those days. Ted Lewis was one of the most visionary voices in fiction before he passed away pre-maturely, and his other works, particularly BOLDT, GBH, and PLENDER, are also works of genius in the world of gritty revenge tales.I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say that the reasons behind Jack's brother's death are odious and give even more cause for revenge.

The fact that he possesses an almost angelic face with a contradictory, and especially unpredictable, harsh nature is a plus for a racketeer’s curriculum vitae in this line of work. He spent two years aboard minesweepers, regularly docking at gritty port towns in the North, where he witnessed a side of life he didn’t know existed. Various parties warn him to head back to London but his determination to find the killer leads to violence, bloodshed and the eventual truth. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 87% based on 38 reviews, with an average rating of 7. It was a sore point for the actor, but it produced a tension between he (Hendry moved over to portray Eric Paice) and Michael Caine that made their scenes together crackle.Judith Crist in New York magazine gave a glowing review, saying "Michael Caine is superb, suave and sexy" and describing the film as "a hard, mean and satisfying zinger of the old tough-tec school done in frank contemporary terms". Michael Caine appears as Cliff Brumby, in what Elvis Mitchell described as "a role that will increase regard for the original", speculating that "maybe that was his intention". As a young man Bindon had been in and out of borstal, and spent most of his adult life associating with criminals, so he was ideally suited to play a gangland boss, despite being young, having intimate knowledge of that world. It was later reclassified as 'R', meaning children under the age of 17 had to be accompanied by an adult. She pushed her hands in to the pockets of her short artificial-fur coat and leaned back against the wall and looked at me.

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