'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 <email@example.com>
Sentenced to 23 years-and he won't accept one day of it
Did You Know?
In 1981, the film was nominated for Best Picture at MystFest, the International Mystery Film Festival of Cattolica. See more
At the end of the film a caption says that McVicar was arrested in 1970. This means that the action in the film took place in the late 1960s before his arrest. However throughout the film, in the street scenes, there are cars from a later date. This is most notable in a scene where the E-type Jag turns right, behind what appears to be a Mark IV Cortina - a late 1970s model. 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
Bitter and Twisted
Written by Steve Swindells
Performed by Roger Daltrey See more