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Ceri Jones (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Beneath Modern London Lives a Tribe of Once Humans. Neither Men Nor Women...They Are the Raw Meat Of The Human Race! See more »
There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Donald Pleasence ... Inspector Calhoun

Norman Rossington ... Detective Sergeant Rogers

David Ladd ... Alex Campbell

Sharon Gurney ... Patricia Wilson

Hugh Armstrong ... The 'Man'
June Turner ... The 'Woman'

Clive Swift ... Inspector Richardson

James Cossins ... James Manfred, OBE
Heather Stoney ... W.P.C. Alice Marshall
Hugh Dickson ... Dr. Bacon
Jack Woolgar ... Platform Inspector
Ron Pember ... Lift Operator
Colin McCormack ... Police Constable 1
Gary Winkler ... Police Constable 2
James Culliford ... Publican
Suzanne Winkler ... Prostitute

Gerry Crampton ... Tunnel Worker

Terence Plummer ... Tunnel Worker (as Terry Plummer)
Gordon Petrie ... Tunnel Worker

Christopher Lee ... Stratton-Villiers, MI5
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim O'Brady ... Tube Train Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Sherman 
Writing credits
Ceri Jones (screenplay)

Gary Sherman (original story)

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer
Original Music by
Wil Malone 
Jeremy Rose 
Cinematography by
Alex Thomson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Foot 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
Art Direction by
Denis Gordon-Orr  (as Dennis Gordon-Orr)
Makeup Department
Harry Frampton .... makeup designer
Peter Frampton .... makeup artist
Production Management
Joyce Herlihy .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis More O'Ferrall .... assistant director
Art Department
Tony Teiger .... property master
Sound Department
Cyril Collick .... sound
Peter Gilpin .... dubbing recorder
John Hackney .... sound editor
Special Effects by
John Horton .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Cadwallader .... key grip
Dave Clarke .... chief electrician
Colin Corby .... camera operator
John Golding .... focus puller
Music Department
Wil Malone .... musical director
Jeremy Rose .... musical director
Other crew
Dustin Bernard .... production assistant
Kay Rawlings .... continuity
Jay Kanter .... presenter (uncredited)
Alan Ladd Jr. .... presenter (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Death Line" - UK (original title)
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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1987) | Canada:R | France:12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Spain:18 (video rating) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (video rating) (1989) (uncut) | USA:R | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | West Germany:18

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One of Edgar Wright's favourite horror films.See more »
Continuity: In the pub scene with Donald Pleasance and Norman Rossington acting drunk and playing pinball, the Sergeant's glass changes from being almost empty to being half full between shots.See more »
Inspector Calhoun:A grocer from Kilburn is automatically a missing person...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »


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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
under rated, 14 January 2002
Author: Neilesh from London

The premise for this film is brilliant. The underground setting is brilliantly used, with striking photography and visual story-telling. The film's last line is something like, "Did they really live like this?", seeing the squalor of the underground lair. Sequences are fantastically gruesome, in documentary style. Not only is the film well shot, it has some points to make about oppression. See this film if you get the chance, it deserves a much higher IMDb rating.

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