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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Booth ...
Terry McKinley
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Shirley
Derek Francis ...
Jack Carter
Patrick Cargill ...
Inspector Grayson
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Bluey
David Gregory ...
Pete
Harold Goodwin ...
Scouse
Ronald Hines ...
Jim Brady
Marianne Stone ...
Lil
Arthur English ...
Bert
Tony Wager ...
Smithy (as Anthony Wager)
Michael Beint ...
Forbes
Douglas Livingstone ...
Tim
Tommy Eytle ...
Sam Reynolds
Romo Gorrara ...
Joe
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Terry is a self-employed lorry driver. He meets Shirley at a roadside cafe and later offers her a lift. On the way his truck with a valuable shipment of whiskey is hijacked on a quiet stretch of road. How did the hijackers know he was going on that route? Who tipped off the hijackers? Written by <v.mistry@sheffield.ac.uk>

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The head robbers home in Hampstead is called 'Dunrobin' ('Done robbing'). See more »

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[Terry is describing the robbery to the police]
Inspector Grayson: [pointing to a map] It happened here, you say?
Terry McKinley: At the top of the hill.
Detective Harris: Tyler's Hill. Used to be a favourite spot for highwaymen, years ago.
Terry McKinley: [ironically] I've got news for you. It still is!
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run of the mill but efficient
4 January 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Strictly run-of-the-mill British crime yarn which exerts its own modest charm. Booth is actually quite charismatic and gets across the world weary nature of the long distance lorry driver. We get intriguing glimpses of the lay-bys and cafes these men exist in but it is never really dealt with is any depth. The same is true of the underworld; there are indications that operations are run by an intelligent middle class men who employ no hope working class men to carry things out. The gang includes one black member whose race is never mentioned. We get a sequence where the girl visits her ex-husband in jail and asks him for information, which he provides, perhaps showing there is no honour among thieves, although the gang seem pretty loyal to their boss. There are hints of a network of criminals and indications that crime among the haulage industry is rife. The film makes good use of its locations and the film only begins to sag when the narrative shifts to Booth's flat where the obligatory love interest takes place.


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