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Running Scared (1972)

| Drama | May 1972 (UK)
When an undergraduate commits suicide, his best friend Tom Betancourt is sent down from university because he did nothing to prevent the death, which he felt was a choice his friend had a right to make.

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Tom Betancourt
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Ellen Case
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Mr. Case
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Mrs. Case
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Mr. Betancourt
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Mrs. Betancourt
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Sarah
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Charlie
Paul Williamson ...
John
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John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Dean
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Doctor
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Mr. Willis
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Casey
Joseph Greig ...
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An undergraduate, "Casey" Case, commits suicide in his college rooms, watched by his best friend Tom, who respects his right to end his life and does nothing to stop him. Soon afterwards, Tom receives an angry letter from Casey's sister, Ellen, whom he has never met, enclosing a bullet with which, she sarcastically suggests, he too can kill himself. Sent down from university, Tom becomes intrigued by the Case family and, posing under a false name, makes their acquaintance. To his own surprise, he finds himself falling in love with Ellen; but does she know who he really is? Written by anonymous

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The first of a handful of cinema films directed by the actor David Hemmings. It is thought that he had originally been offered the leading role (eventually played by Robert Powell), but instead seized the opportunity to move into direction, a long-held ambition of his. See more »

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Not brilliant but definitely watchable.
28 February 2002 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

I personally enjoyed this film as I was there at the making of it. The first car I owned was in it as was my Grandfather. I would love to get a copy of this film so if anyone knows how I can obtain one please let me know.


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