Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way. Written by
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Did You Know?
The army camp that the League Of Gentlemen raid was built around the now disused Timekeepers Entrance at Pinewood Studios. In some low angle shots, the famous water tower can be seen clearly in the background. This entrance was utilized in many films from that period, including another barracks entrance in Guns at Batasi
, a research lab in Carry on Spying
and Elsbels Airport in Carry on Abroad
. Since the construction of the new entrance, the Timekeepers (which was the main entrance into the studio) has been sealed off. See more
Race reads the note accompanying his envelope in close-up holding the letter in his left hand and lifting the halved banknote with his right. The shot changes, and he is holding the letter just in his right hand. See more
It's like being in school.
I sincerely hope not.
References Bonjour tristesse
"The Soldiers of the Queen"
written and composed by Leslie Stuart See more