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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])


Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Clutten / Maurice Rigby
Michael Cooper
Gemma Craven ...
Jenny Eskridge
Edward Ross
Ignatious 'Iggy' Smith
Leon Herbert ...
Sarah Clutten
The Minister
Terry Forrestal ...
Swarthy Man
Steve Calrow ...
Detective (as Steve Carlow)
Roger Low ...
Clifford Predgen ...
Rod Stenna ...
Elwin 'Chopper' David ...
Ross' Bodyguard (as Elwin A. David)


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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Norman Wisdom's first film role in 20 years. 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 »


Michael Cooper: I felt sorry for the little guy but he was wrong about one thing. I was in, far too deep to back out. Whether I wanted to or not I had to see it through to the end.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Brief Liaison
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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I couldn't watch it
3 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Twenty minutes into this lacklustre crime drama Norman Wisdom's character exclaims "That's enough!" He was quite right. The film's initial intrigue was its only saving grace but as that mystery was already being completely dispersed by a lengthy and comprehensive flashback I switched it off. It lacked the style or weight to feel anything like a gangster flick. It had all the directorial flair of a Crimewatch reconstruction. I dearly wanted to discover Norman Wisdom a revelation in a heavyweight underworld gangster role but sadly the role failed to be at all heavyweight and Wisdom failed even more to bring him to life.

Not having seen it to the end I cannot say for sure but I strongly suspect I saved myself a disappointing extra hour's viewing.

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