This Michael Apted-directed crime melodrama features Stacy Keach as Jim Naboth, a Scotland Yard cop on the skids, suffering from depression and alcoholism. He is summoned by Foreman (Edward Fox), a British security expert whose wife Jill (Carol White) and daughter are being held hostages by kidnappers until Foreman pays the crooks a million-dollar-plus ransom. Jim has to marshal his forces and regain his clarity to save Foreman's family. The pressure is even more intense for Jim, since Foreman's wife, Jill also happens to be his former spouse. Written by
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This British gangland movie has often been compared by writers and the public with such other 1970s British gangster classics as Get Carter
(1971) and The Long Good Friday
(1980). See more
Would you mind if I sit down Vic?
Oh I don't know, you wiped your arse lately?
I wouldn't have thought so, not by the state of his underpants!
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Music by Jim Seals
(as James Seals) and Dash Crofts
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records See more