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Loot (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  1 May 1970 (UK)
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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... See full summary »

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Inspector Truscott
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Nurse Fay McMahon
Hywel Bennett ...
Dennis
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Mr. McLeavy
Roy Holder ...
Hal
Dick Emery ...
Mr. Bateman
Joe Lynch ...
Father O'Shaughnessy
John Cater ...
Meadows
Aubrey Woods ...
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Enid Lowe ...
W.V.A. Leader
Harold Innocent ...
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Kevin Brennan ...
Vicar
Andonia Katsaros ...
Policewoman
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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The Broadway production of "Loot" written by Joe Orton opened at the Biltmore Theater in New York on March 18, 1968 and ran for 22 performances. See more »

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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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