Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex. Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Edgar is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Edgar spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him? Written by
Jon C. Hopwood
By the time he's ready to kill you, it's an act of mercy.
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Did You Know?
Many critics in 1971 felt that Richard Burton
was the wrong actor to play Cockney gangster Vic Dakin, and that his performance and accent were over the top. See more
The flowers on the hearse move from being on top of the car to the ground, as too, the position of the two policemen are not the same. See more
It's not our game, is it Vic. We're playing away.
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