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McVicar (1980)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  August 1980 (UK)
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'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John McVicar
Adam Faith ...
Walter Probyn
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Sheila McVicar
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Georgina Hale ...
Kate
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Ronnie Harrison
Brian Hall ...
Terry Stokes
Peter Jonfield ...
Bobby Harris
Matthew Scurfield ...
Streaky Jeffries
Leonard Gregory ...
Jimmy Collins
Joe Turner ...
Panda
Jeremy Blake ...
Ronnie Johnson
Anthony Trent ...
Tate
Terence Stuart ...
Sid
Harry Fielder ...
Harry Aitch
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Storyline

'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him ? This is the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Sentenced to 23 years-and he won't accept one day of it

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Crime | Drama

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August 1980 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

En fånge har rymt  »

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Trivia

Both of the movie's top-billed cast were associated with contemporary music. Top first-billed Roger Daltrey was a rock singer from the band The Who whilst second-billed Adam Faith (Terence "Terry" Nelhams-Wright) was a 1960s era pop star. See more »

Goofs

With the exception of the prison convoy, all vehicles in the opening sequence have Irish (Eire) number plates, rather than British. See more »

Quotes

[Terry is joking to the other prisoners about the Durham Light Infantry]
Terry Stokes: They found a whole barrack load of them stuck up each other... Sunk to the nuts, they were. They're gonna rename them - the Durham Bumpers. Ah, they do love an arsehole, these Geordies!
[laughter]
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Crazy Credits

Comment in opening titles: "The prison escape shown in this film is based on true fact. Certain other events and characters have been fictionalised". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Alan Meets Roger Daltrey (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

"Free Me'
Written by Russ Ballard
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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excellent
5 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a family favourite as the youngest of four and the only girl my brothers introduced me to this film as they new about my THING for Mr Daltrey !!! My brothers and I have watched this film together on many occasions and I have watched it without them and am sure they have done the same. Mr Daltrey is topclass in the movie, the soundtrack so good i downloaded to my mp3 player. Years ago one of my brothers had a car crash and was in a coma for 3 weeks, we were asked to bring in a stereo headphone with his favourite music for him to listen to while he was in a coma (" they say they can still hear"). THis soundtrack was one of the first we played to him as he liked the music and film. Please listen to the soundtrack as you can still picture the film along with the songs. 10 out of 10 great film .


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