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27 July 1990 (USA) See more »
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During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
John Lahr ... Radio commentator

Emily Lloyd ... Betty Jones
Liz Fraser ... Mrs. Evans

Kiefer Sutherland ... Karl Hulten
Harry Fowler ... Morry

Keith Allen ... Lenny Bexley

Patsy Kensit ... Joyce Cook

Angela Morant ... Customer
John Surman ... Mr. Cook
Janet Dale ... Mrs. Cook
John Dair ... John
Stephen Hancock ... Doctor
Hugh Millais ... U.S. colonel
Harry Jones ... Taxi driver
Alexandra Pigg ... Violet

John Junkin ... George Heath
Gerard Horan ... John Wilkins
Colin Bruce ... Robert De Mott
Ralph Nossek ... Insp. Tansill

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Insp. Tarr
Richard Ireson ... Reporter #1

Malcolm Terris ... Reporter #2
Gary Parker ... Reporter #3
Karen Gledhill ... Reporter #4
Niven Boyd ... Reporter #5

Directed by
Bernard Rose 
Writing credits
David Yallop 

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Jane Frazer .... associate producer
Original Music by
Shirley Walker 
Hans Zimmer 
Cinematography by
Mike Southon 
Film Editing by
Dan Rae 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Production Design by
Gemma Jackson 
Art Direction by
Richard Holland 
Peter Russell 
Costume Design by
Bob Ringwood 
Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... key makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... third assistant director
Max Keene .... second assistant director
Waldo Roeg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Martin Asbury .... storyboard artist
Lia Cramer .... set dresser
Stewart Hadley .... chargehand
Bob Hedges .... property master (as Bobby Hedges)
Mark Hedges .... chargehand stand-by props
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
David Wescott .... chargehand painter (as Dave Wescott)
Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... supervising sound editor
Richard Fettes .... dialogue editor
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Nigel Holland .... sound designer
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Marvin Slack .... sound effects
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Matthew Harlow .... special effects technician
Ian Wingrove .... special effects supervisor
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Micky Brown .... gaffer
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Steve Parker .... focus puller
Malcolm Sheehan .... camera grip
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Paul Slatter .... generator operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Crawford .... costume supervisor
Barbara Sweryda .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Jackie Vance .... second assistant editor
Location Management
David Kelly .... location manager
Music Department
Gerry Butler .... music arranger
Kevin Townend .... orchestrator
Shirley Walker .... conductor
Shirley Walker .... orchestrator
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: additional music (uncredited on UK print)
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Deborah Harding .... production coordinator
Warren Heyes .... choreographer
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... special thanks
Lucille Ball .... in memory of
Pam Grier .... special thanks

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103 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Despite director Bernard Rose's frequent claims during the UK publicity campaign for the film that it was "the greatest British film ever made," the film was not only a major flop but one of the worst reviewed films of the year.See more »
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3 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not quite good enough to be called mediocre, 16 March 2007
Author: AlanSquier from United States

I've been watching quite a few ho-hum films lately and this one doesn't quite reach even that status.

We are first assured that this movie is 100% factual, and I guess it came close. I see how the story of a criminal couple on a short crime spree sold tabloid newspapers, but it just didn't make an interesting movie. It aspires to a forties look, but is too ninetiesh for me.

The acting is okay, but no outstanding performances. Directing...well, not very good. Scrept's sorta blah.

There's maybe one good though lurid scene in this and that isn't enough to make sitting through the movie to see.

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