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Hiller, a computer expert, was bribed by group of bank robbers to obtain details of the security system at a newly-built bank. Having obtained the information, he thought he'd seen the last of the robbers. But now they've traced him and his son to London. They hold the son hostage and force Hiller to decode the information about the alarm and then to take part in the robbery. Written by
The title is taken from the names of two fox-hounds mentioned in the lyrics of the 18th century ballad "Do Ye Ken John Peel", a song about fox-hunting. It is presumably a rather obscure allusion to the way that the bank robbers have hunted down Hiller and won't let him go again. See more »
When the robbers' Daimler Sovereign getaway car is first seen after the robbery, its two inner headlights are smashed and are not lit. A few seconds later, when the car drives through the greenhouses, those lights are unbroken and are lit. See more »
[Telling The Boy the story of "The Continuing Saga of Sod's Law - You Just Can't Win", an idealised but thinly-disguised version of his own life with his wife, "The Princess", who has now left him for a new lover, the owner of the Rover 2000S]
The Princess? Was she there?
The Princess who smoked French cigarettes and was beautiful when she wasn't looking.
We only had one rule. We didn't let anyone in who had a Rover 2000S. 2000 Smegma.
Because people with Rover 2000 Smegmas ...
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The end-credits are overlaid on a long drawing that scrolls sideways, depicting Hiller's and The Boy's plane as it leaves London, flies over the Atlantic and arrives at Rio. See more »
This was a surprise for me, since I bought it for 99 cents at the local supermarket's video sale. Bernard Hill gives a fantastic performance, and the suspense was unbearable. The heist is great, as is the direction. I cannot believe I have never heard of this before, but I sure will recommend it to anyone who likes crime, computer, and English films.
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