This film is a reconstruction of the possible events that might have led up to the real-life tragic case of the Luxton family who lived at West Chapple Farm, Winkleigh, Devon. Brothers and ... See full summary »
An action film set in the near future, where mercenaries waging campaigns across the world have their missions broadcast in real time to not only their central command, but to audiences ... See full summary »
Although subsequently acclaimed for being a mature and responsible reconstruction of events on its UK home video release in 2012, the film caused such a huge media controversy on its initial release in the UK in 1977 amid claims that it was a sordid exploitation film that many local councils banned the film sight unseen and it was pulled from distribution shortly after its release. Ironically the film briefly touches on the irresponsible reporting by many of those same papers in a feeding frenzy during the Lesley Whittle kidnapping that many blame for causing the death of Donald Neilson's final victim. See more »
Cold... Cunning.... This is the face of the man you fear!
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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