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The Squeeze (1977)

R | | Crime, Drama | 20 March 1977 (UK)
A gang kidnaps a women and her daughter to extort money from her rich husband. He and her down on his luck ex-husband who's an ex cop, decide to try to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jim Naboth
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Keith
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Foreman
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Vic
Carol White ...
Jill
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Teddy
Hilary Gasson ...
Barbara
Rod Beacham ...
Doctor Jenkins
Stewart Harwood ...
Des
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Taff
Roy Marsden ...
Barry
Leon Greene ...
Commissionaire
Maureen Sweeney ...
Sauna Receptionist
Lucinda Duckett ...
Sharon
Alison Portes ...
Christine
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Storyline

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 lament

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Abominável Extorsão  »

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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 »

Quotes

Jim Naboth: Would you mind if I sit down Vic?
Vic: Oh I don't know, you wiped your arse lately?
Taff: I wouldn't have thought so, not by the state of his underpants!
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Soundtracks

COTTON MOUTH
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Music by Jim Seals (as James Seals) and Dash Crofts
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One of the best thrillers of the 70's
1 October 1999 | by (ireland) – See all my reviews

Tough, hard hitting British thriller about an ex Scotland yard man, played very convincingly by Stacy Keach, now trying to keep from becoming a confirmed alcoholic. He finds his old skills are needed again when his wife is kidnapped. The cast are excellent, and they, along with the no holds barred script make this one of the best thrillers of the 70's


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