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The Black Panther (1977)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  26 December 1977 (UK)
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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
Lila Kaye
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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Blood Money
14 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

We were all sick to our stomachs when this thing came out in 1977.

The Leslie Whittle case had rolled across the news for months and months and most kids were afraid to go out at night.

Kaye Alexander looked sick to her stomach every time she read the news.

For some opportunistic cast, producer and director to capitalise on the crime and Whittle family misery to make a few quid was absolutely disgusting.

It was centre stage in our local video shop for months and I don't think anyone hired it about from the local weirdos and paedos.

Cheapskate media is always willing to have a laugh at our expense.

Video nasty? Made all the porn films look tame. Hang your heads in shame.


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