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The Squeeze (1977)

R  |   |  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
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Jill
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Teddy
Hilary Gasson ...
Barbara
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Doctor Jenkins
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Des
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Roy Marsden ...
Barry
Leon Greene ...
Commissionaire
Maureen Sweeney ...
Sauna Receptionist
Lucinda Duckett ...
Sharon
Alison Portes ...
Christine
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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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The film was made and released about three years afters its source novel "Whose Little Girl Are You?", written by James Tucker under the pseudonym of David Craig, had been first published in 1974. See more »

Quotes

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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YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW
Performed by The Stylistics
Music and lyrics by Thom Bell and Linda Creed
Courtesy of H&L Records
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It's brandy. It's medicinal
19 November 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Stacy Keach. David Hemmings. Edward Fox. Stephen Boyd. Carol White. And Freddie Starr. Made in 1977 by Michael Apted, they rarely show films like The Squeeze on telly anymore and at time of writing, it's yet to even receive a DVD release. And this is outrageous really because, grim and seedy as you like, it remains one of the most underrated and authentic Brit-crime thrillers to ever leave its grubby prints on the screen.

A large part of that authenticity lies with its gritty locations: a cigarette smoke-fugged London Underground, dismal pubs and Soho 'massage parlours', and a pre-gentrified Battersea and Clapham, vividly portrayed in birds-eye view. Familiar currency to a certain iconic 1970s British cop show...


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