Knockback is based on a true story about the first man to be sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for murder following the abolition of capital punishment. Female prison worker Sylvia ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Peggy Aitchison
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Sylvia
John Fowler
Leslie Grantham
Julian Hall
Laurence Harrington
Martin Heller
Jay Jackson ...
Prison Warder
Timothy Jessel
Paddy Joyce
John Michael McCarthy
Stanley McGeagh
Michelle Mulvany
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Alan
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Knockback is based on a true story about the first man to be sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for murder following the abolition of capital punishment. Female prison worker Sylvia falls in love with Alan, who spends most of his sentence in solitary confinement. She lobbies Parliament on his behalf, and after seventeen years, he is released. Written by James Malone

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6 June 1984 (UK)  »

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(2 parts)

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(16 mm version)

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1.33 : 1
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The true story this film is based upon is of the early life of co-writer Shirley Conklin. She would later be married to producer Peter Bryant. See more »

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