Two hit men pick up ex-gangster Willie to escort him back to Paris to face his betrayed colleagues. The road trip suffers from complications.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Stuart ...
First Man
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Second Man
A.J. Clarke ...
Third Man
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Willie Parker
Lennie Peters ...
Mr. Corrigan
Bernie Searle ...
Hopwood (as Bernie Searl)
Brian Royal ...
Fellows
Albie Woodington ...
Riordan
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Judge
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Barrister
Manuel de Benito ...
Juan (as Manuel De Benito)
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Priest
Enrique San Francisco ...
Kidnapper (as Quique San Francisco)
Will More ...
Kidnapper (as Joaquin Alonso)
José Luis Fernández 'Pirri' ...
Kidnapper (as Jose Luis Fernandez)
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Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock and Myron) show up and kidnap Willie. They are ordered to escort him back to Paris where he should stand trial. But it is a long way to Paris... Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Producer Jeremy Thomas wanted actor John Hurt to play the role of the professional killer even though there was a perception that Terence Stamp would have been cast in the role of the heavy. See more »

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At the beginning of the film, a black Ford Zephyr Mark III pulls up outside Willie Parker's flat. It has a number plate ending in K, denoting that it was first registered in 1971 or 1972. However this model of car was only made between 1962 and 1966. The DVLA rules on personalised number plates forbid a plate that makes a car look "younger" that its actual year of manufacture. See more »

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[a few minutes earlier, Maggie bit Braddock's hand and drew blood]
Myron: Mr Braddock, d'you think we could stop for something to eat soon? I ain't had nothing all day and I'm really hungry. 'Spect I'm not the only one. Her too, she's probably hungry too.
Braddock: [drily] She's already eaten.
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John Hurt and Tim Roth make a wonderful team.
24 August 2002 | by (Bothell, WA) – See all my reviews

The writing and acting are outstanding -all the characters are imbued with distinct three-dimensional personalities. The humor is very dry, and there's a deep sense of irony that pervades this film. The thrust of the script, I feel, outlines how human intellect and instinct constantly play a game of one-upsmanship, and the nature of life is, ultimately, unpredictable and beyond our control. A personal favorite.


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