'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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sentenced to 23 years-and he won't accept one day of it
Did You Know?
Although in the book on which the film is based, McVicar was in prison with many infamous criminals of his day, the majority of characters in the film have fictitious names. For example, the character of Cody is based on the notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady, and his girlfriend, mentioned during the riot scenes (as McVicar and others read the transcription from Cody's trial), is Myra Hindley. See more
When McVicar escapes, he is running up the street and he passes the same two-tone Bedford van twice. See more
Prison Officer Rabies Pendel
I suppose you think you got the better of us there. But just remember, kidder, you're in for ten years.
Yeah, that's right, Mr. Pendel. But you're in for life, ain't yer?
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
Referenced in Alan Meets Roger Daltrey
Just a Dream Away
Written by Russ Ballard
Performed by Roger Daltrey See more