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Cast

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Inspector Truscott
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Nurse Fay McMahon
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Dennis
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Mr. McLeavy
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Hal
Dick Emery ...
Mr. Bateman
Joe Lynch ...
Father O'Shaughnessy
John Cater ...
Meadows
Aubrey Woods ...
Undertaker
Enid Lowe ...
W.V.A. Leader
Andonia Katsaros ...
Policewoman
Harold Innocent ...
Bank Manager
Kevin Brennan ...
Vicar
Jean Marlow ...
Mrs. McLeavy
Robert Raglan ...
Doctor
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Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor and they have a coffin to spare. Then there's the gold-digger nurse and the gonad-grabber detective and a host of other wonderful characters. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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1 May 1970 (UK)  »

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Joe Orton sold the film rights to his play for £100,000. See more »

Goofs

When the hearse that Dennis is driving goes out of control because its brakes have failed, and the other vehicles in the funeral procession accelerate to keep up, they lurch round several corners. Skid marks from previous takes are visible on each corner. See more »

Quotes

Nurse Fay McMahon: The police used to be run by men of integrity!
Inspector Truscott: That is a mistake which has since been rectified.
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Connections

References The Public Enemy (1931) See more »

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Where It's At
Written by Keith Mansfield
Performed by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
Sung by Steve Ellis
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Excellent
13 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You can't go wrong when Galton and Simpson adapt an Orton play.

Very black, very funny, and gloriously captures the end of the swinging sixties with the Dennis and Hal's curious way of getting out of a parking ticket.

Roy Holder and Hywel Bennett are perfectly cast as the roguesh but likable main characters, and the supporting players help to carry the film along at a pace.

Ultimately a very enjoyable film, and I can only roll my eyes at the thought of it being compared to Weekend at Bernies - where Loot has black humour, Bernies only has slap stick.


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