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McVicar (1980)

R | | Crime, Drama | August 1980 (UK)
'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

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John McVicar
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Walter Probyn
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Sheila McVicar
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Georgina Hale ...
Kate
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Ronnie Harrison
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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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'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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Trivia

McVicar's full name was John George McVicar. 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

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.
Terry Stokes: Yeah, that's right, Mr. Pendel. But you're in for life, ain't yer?
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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

Features Maytime in Mayfair (1949) See more »

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Waiting for a Friend
Written by Billy Nicholls
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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I was ten when I first watched this film, and it remains one of my favorites
7 November 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

An absolute classic, with Daltrey portraying McVicar to a T. One of the best British gangster flicks, that will undoubtedly have taught Guy Ritchie a thing or two. Directed in such a way that the viewers sympathy lies unequivocally with the criminal, it relates a message without being pious. Very refreshing.


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