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The Black Panther (1977)

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A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Debbie Farrington ...
Lesley Whittle
Marjorie Yates ...
Neilson's Wife
Sylvia O'Donnell ...
Neilson's Daughter
Andrew Burt ...
Lesley's Brother
Alison Key ...
Lesley's Sister-in-Law
Ruth Dunning ...
Lesley's Mother
David Swift ...
Det. Chief Superintendent
Michael Barrington
Delia Paton
Gerry Sundquist
Ruth Kettlewell
Graham Ashley
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A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

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26 December 1977 (UK)  »

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Donald Neilson, la jena di Londra  »

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Ian Holm was originally offered the role of Donald Neilson and agreed to accept providing a meeting of reassurance could be arranged between the family of Lesley Whittle and himself. The Whittle family however had distanced themselves from the film and Holm withdrew from the production. See more »

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Cold... Cunning.... This is the face of the man you fear!
4 July 2001 | by (Fayetteville NC) – See all my reviews

Donald Sumpter is flawless in his portrayal of Donald Neilson, a pretty weird guy. I saw this on tape when I was about five or six, and fifteen years later I still remember certain scenes very vividly. By all accounts one of the most factual true crime pictures ever made.


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