A strange young man with a creepy mother are the witnesses in a murder case. Mike's investigation is hampered by the hero worship of the young man which escalates alarmingly.

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Christopher Ravenscroft ...
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Dorothy Sanders
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Lesley Arbel
Ian Fitzgibbon ...
Clifford Sanders
Hugh Lloyd ...
Ralph Robson
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Reese
Louie Ramsay ...
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Tony Vogel ...
Roy Carroll
David Fleeshman ...
Serge Olson
Arthur Hewlett ...
Archie Greaves
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John Whitton
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Nina Jago
Paula Jacobs ...
Dita Jago
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A strange young man with a creepy mother are the witnesses in a murder case. Mike's investigation is hampered by the hero worship of the young man which escalates alarmingly.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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17 December 1989 (UK)  »

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Irritatingly bad
1 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a reasonable story but the material that seems to have been added to pad it out, the screen play and dialogue are terrible. Everyone shouts at everyone else all the way through. Why? Is it something in the air or is it the way their sentences are always finished for them when they pause that makes them so grumpy? A dream sequence that goes on and on and on. I was screaming at him to wake up as I couldn't stand any more! Like a fantasy scene out of the Avengers

  • but never ending! I really like the Wexford series as George Baker


plays him wonderfully. The stories are good and the plot holes are few. It's a little dated but has a certain period charm that contrasts nicely with Ruth Rendell's dark stories. This film really butchered it. The music, the camera work, everything was formulaic and clichéd in the worst way. A silk purse turned into a ... (Please finish my sentence for me. And, remember, to be dramatic SHOUT.)


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