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The Squeeze (1977)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 March 1977 (UK)
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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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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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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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Also Known As:

Abominável Extorsão  »

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Publicity for this picture in Movie 77 No 4 magazine (Australia) reported that Bob Ramsey, who plays the role of Vic's Heavy in the film, was "a real-life ex-gangster, ring pug and body guard" who "served as the contact man for the filmmakers, making arrangements to cut down on harassment and keep everybody unharmed and happy. An unusual job for an unusual motion picture". See more »

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Jim Naboth: It's brandy. It's medicinal.
Teddy: Bollocks!
Jim Naboth: Teddy, I'm a Scotch drinker - you know that. I just have the occasional brandy when I'm not drinking.
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Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Music and lyrics by Tom Johnston
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Squeeze The Juice out of this.
7 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a cracker of a movie. There are good performances all round, and some stylish direction from former documentary film-maker Michael Apted. Watch out for some shaky camera work in some scenes. He later on gave us Gorillas in the Mist, among many others. The main surprise in this, is how great Freddie Starr performs in his only film role. And it was certainly an inspired piece of casting-whoever is responsible, I take my hat off to you. Though it looks low budget, there are quite a few top weight actors in it, even by 1970s standards such as Edward Fox, and the late David Hemmings. Sheila White, the poor cow of the '60s does a fine job as the kidnapped wife of Fox's character.

It's not hard to see why Stacy Keach is so good as a man fighting substance abuse. He later on had his own troubles when he was caught entering the UK with drugs in 1984. Some years before, he portrayed a low grade boxer in Fat City with a young Jeff Bridges.

This was made in the '70s, it's quite violent and rough around the edges. You have been warned. Enjoy it anyway.


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