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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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John McVicar
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Walter Probyn
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Sheila McVicar
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Kate
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Ronnie Harrison
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Terry Stokes
Peter Jonfield ...
Bobby Harris
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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

The third and final film of The Who member 'Roger Daltrey's big 1970s period where he had major lead starring roles in movies. The other pictures were Tommy (1975) and Lisztomania (1975). See more »

Goofs

When McVicar escapes, he is running up the street and you can see the shadow of the camera crew running behind him. See more »

Quotes

John McVicar: Make sure you're not involved, woncha? Cos I'll put a tool right in your belly!
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Crazy Credits

Quote by John McVicar in the closing credits: "Being a thief is a terrific life. But the trouble is they put you in jail for it." See more »

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

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McVicar
Written by Billy Nicholls
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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