George, after getting out of prison, begins looking for a job, but his time in prison has reduced his stature in the criminal underworld. The only job he can find is to be a driver for Simone, a beautiful high-priced call girl, with whom he forms an at first grudging, and then real affection. Only Simone's playing a dangerous game, and when George agrees to help her, they both end up in a huge amount of trouble with Mortwell, the local kingpin. Written by
Sometimes love is a strange and wicked game.
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was unaware that Michael Caine
was in the film until he arrived on set for the first day of shooting. Caine himself had created the ruse while they worked together on Sweet Liberty
(1986). He told Hoskins that he had been offered the part but it was too small and he was tired playing villains, even though he had already agreed to take the role. See more
When George and Thomas talk about nuns in disguise, George's cup changes hands between shots. See more
[at her front door, to George
Yeah? Do you want mum?
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from "Madama Butterfly"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Renata Tebaldi
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