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Director:
Writers:
Dylan Thomas (earlier screenplay)
Ronald Harwood
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Release Date:
4 October 1985 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. | Add synopsis »
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Very good flick. See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Timothy Dalton ... Doctor Thomas Rock

Jonathan Pryce ... Robert Fallon

Twiggy ... Jennie Bailey

Julian Sands ... Dr. Murray

Stephen Rea ... Timothy Broom

Phyllis Logan ... Elizabeth Rock
Lewis Fiander ... Dr. Thornton
Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Flynn

T.P. McKenna ... O'Connor

Patrick Stewart ... Prof. Macklin

Siân Phillips ... Annabella Rock

Philip Davis ... Billy Bedlam

Philip Jackson ... Andrew Merry-Lees
Danny Schiller ... Praying Howard
Bruce Green ... Mole
Toni Palmer ... Rosie

David Bamber ... Cronin
Nichola McAuliffe ... Alice
Deirdre Costello ... Nelly
Terry Neason ... Kate
Paul Curran ... Tom the Porter
Merelina Kendall ... Mrs. Webb

Dermot Crowley ... Mr. Webb
Sarah Melia ... Nora Webb
Stephen Yardley ... Joseph
John Horsley ... Dr. Mackendrick
Jack May ... Dr. Stevens
Rachel Herbert ... Mrs. Stevens

Simon Shepherd ... Harding
David Parfitt ... Billings
Simon Adams ... Green

Jeff Rawle ... Lambert

William Morgan Sheppard ... Landlord
Jennifer Jayne ... Barmaid
Moira Brooker ... Molly the Maid
P.G. Stephens ... Priest
Roy Evans ... Sewerman

Peter Burton ... Customer
Leonard Maguire ... Nightwatchman
Hedger Wallace ... Doctor
Ray Dunbobbin ... Tinker
Martin Herring ... Messenger
Shaun Curry ... Policeman
David Grahame ... Old Man
Kevin Duffield ... Daniel
Ray Armstrong ... Prison Guard
Sam Bartlett ... Prison Guard
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Harry Fielder ... Thug (uncredited)
Samantha Meaton ... Little Girl in Bar (uncredited)
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Directed by
Freddie Francis 
 
Writing credits
Dylan Thomas (earlier screenplay)

Ronald Harwood 

Produced by
Mel Brooks .... executive producer
Geoffrey Helman .... associate producer
Jonathan Sanger .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Morris 
 
Cinematography by
Gerry Turpin 
Norman Warwick 
 
Film Editing by
Laurence Méry-Clark 
 
Casting by
Maggie Cartier 
 
Production Design by
Brian Ackland-Snow 
Robert W. Laing 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter James 
 
Costume Design by
Imogen Richardson 
 
Makeup Department
Naomi Donne .... makeup artist
Sally Sutton .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett .... assistant director
Simon Haveland .... third assistant director
Nikolas Korda .... third assistant director
Andrew Warren .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Cross .... construction coordinator
Paul Laugier .... draftsman
Tony Teiger .... property master
Bryn Siddall .... property buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... dialogue editor
Steve O'Brien .... boom operator
Alan Paley .... sound editor
Andrew Sissons .... sound assistant
Ken Weston .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Alan Bryce .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jason White .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wick Finch .... gaffer
Gordon Hayman .... camera operator
Tom Hilton .... still photographer
Billy Merrell .... electrician (as Bill Merrell)
George Parrish .... best boy
 
Editorial Department
Jeremy Gibbs .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... script supervisor
Jane Golding .... unit publicist
Derek Whitehurst .... location unit manager
 

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93 min
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Trivia:
Final theatrically released film of director Freddie Francis.See more »
Quotes:
Doctor Thomas Rock:I set myself up as a God over death.See more »
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Version of The Body Snatcher (1945)See more »
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TAINTED HANDSSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Very good flick., 24 February 2000
Author: jetan from Tulsa, OK



The Dylan Thomas screenplay finally makes it to the screen with a few minor alterations. Based on the Burke and Hare vivisectionist murders, this film has a lot of the feel of the old Hammer movies though for the most part it is played quite a bit straighter. Credible performance by 1960's icon Twiggy. Very good, under-rated small feature.

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