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A dramatized speculation of what happened in November 1983 when Micky McAvoy and some of his mates planned... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Bean ... Micky McAvoy
Trevor Byfield ... Jimmy Kimpton

Larry Lamb ... Kenneth Noye
George Jackos ... The Brother
Sharon Maiden ... Jackie McAvoy
Brian Croucher ... Brian Robinson
David Cardy ... Tony Black
Rob Spendlove ... Coles
John Labanowski ... Speed
Ron Aldridge ... Roach
Stephen Frost ... Bernie Clarke
Jeremy Child ... Dep. Asst. Com. Brian Worth
Ronald Nunnery ... Georgie Bishop
Eve Bland ... Kathy
Michael Redfern ... Det. Chief Supt. Brian Boyce
Iain Rattray ... Det. Insp. Glendenning

Brendan Coyle ... Det. Sgt. Benwell
Dean Harris ... Det. Constable John Fordham
Ian Barritt ... Docklands Financier
Paul McNeilly ... Youth in Pub
Steve Weston ... Ross

Christopher Adamson ... Winchester Warder (as Chris Adamson)
Chas Bryer ... Brixton Warder
David Arlen ... Security Guard
David Roth ... Security Guard
Mark Brown ... Gold Courier
Mike Carnell ... Fishing Shop Owner
John Cass ... Compere
Doug Fisher ... Solicitor

Paul Gregory ... Barrister

Frank Harper ... Brother's Minder

Martin Herdman ... Fenton
Leonard Kavanagh ... Judge
Mark Knight ... Radio Operator
Peter McNamara ... Undercover Policeman
Harry Miller ... Security Van Driver
David Oakley ... Clerk of Court
David Peart ... Businessman
Linda Regan ... Brenda Noye
Teddy Smith ... Rolls Royce Driver
George Staines ... Foreman
Maurice Thorogood ... Security Van Robber
Michael Watkins ... Det. Chief Insp. Suckling
Ron Webster ... Surveillance Officer
Ron Welling ... Line Up Officer

Directed by
Terry Winsor 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Pope 
Terry Winsor 

Produced by
Robin Paxton .... executive producer
Jeff Pope .... producer
Original Music by
William Woolf 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
Film Editing by
Trevor Waite 
Casting by
Corinne Rodriguez 
Art Direction by
Marcus Rowland 
Costume Design by
Ita Murray 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
Production Management
Tamara Howe .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernard Bellew .... second assistant director
Joel Phiri .... first assistant director: second unit
Joel Phiri .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Kit Line .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
David John .... sound recordist
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ali Asad .... focus puller: second unit
Patrick Crockart .... focus puller
Bob King .... camera operator: second unit
John Parsons .... gaffer
Robert Roy .... clapper loader
Colin Strachan .... grip
Other crew
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Greg Jordan .... location manager
Janet Mullins .... script supervisor
Jeremy Phillips .... original research
Brian Worth .... advisor
Brian Boyce .... special thanks
Tony Curtis .... special thanks (as Det. Sgt. Tony Curtis)
Bill Miller .... special thanks

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Drama, 20 November 2005
Author: ian1000 from United Kingdom

Any fans of UK Organised Crime films such as The Krays or Robbery will love this tale, based on a true story. All the familiar elements are here, including violent criminals, sinister Underworld bosses, fences, grasses etc.

Real life update:- The robbery was in 1983, and the programme made in 1992. Since then Mickey MacAvoy has been released from jail. The character represented by Trevor Byfield was murdered. Finally, and most famously, Kenneth Noye was sentenced to life for the murder of a driver after an argument - the deceased's fiancé having to go into a witness protection programme in order to be able to give evidence.

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