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Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)

An American (Michael Cooper) arrives at a quiet Scottish hotel where he meets an Englishman (Maurice Rigby). As Maurice walks out towards his car it suddenly explodes!! Cooper picks up ... See full summary »


(as Shani S. Grewal)


(screenplay) (as Shani S. Grewal), (short story: "Vengence" [based in part on])


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Clutten / Maurice Rigby
Michael Cooper
Gemma Craven ...
Jenny Eskridge
Edward Ross
Ignatious 'Iggy' Smith
Sarah Clutten
The Minister
Terry Forrestal ...
Swarthy Man
Steve Calrow ...
Detective (as Steve Carlow)
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An American (Michael Cooper) arrives at a quiet Scottish hotel where he meets an Englishman (Maurice Rigby). As Maurice walks out towards his car it suddenly explodes!! Cooper picks up Rigby who tells him The Mob is trying to kill him. This is a story of British gangsters in the 90s, betrayal and "Double Cross". Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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5 June 1992 (UK)  »

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Double X  »

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Chloë Annett receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


After Maurice's (Norman Wisdom) car explodes in the hotel car park Michael Cooper (William Katt) pulls him into his car and speeds away pursued by another car. Some distance down the road, Maurice skids round a corner leaving tyre skid marks on the road. There are already marks on the road as if from a first take. Maurice is forced to reverse back round the corner, skids round, leaving more marks and drives off with the other car in pursuit. By this time, there are more skid marks on the road than there should be, indicating that there'd been a number of takes. See more »


Arthur Clutten: You on holiday too, Mr Cooper?
Michael Cooper: No, I'm afraid not, I'm actually running away.
Arthur Clutten: From what?
Michael Cooper: Love, Mr Rigby, you must have been in love. If it doesn't work out you either kill yourself or you run away to forget. And its not in my religion to try suicide.
Arthur Clutten: Sometimes living can be just as painful.
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The sub-title "The Name Of The Game" is displayed as though in neon lights, which then flicker and some go out to change it to "Name The Game". See more »


Version of Vengeance (1984) See more »


Iggy's Place
Written by Raphael Ravenscroft (as Raf Ravenscroft) & Foster Paterson (as Foster Patterson)
Courtesy of Studio Two Publishing & Virgin Music Publishers
Engineered by Andy Tate
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A Stinker
24 May 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of the worst British movies i have ever seen. Norman Wisdom is wasted in this Tepid Thriller.It tries to be clever but comes across as stupid and dull.William Katt is a Poor lead but the script is even worse and the director should not give up there day Job.1 out of 10

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