Retired engineer Fred Booth has a very religious but very sick wife and is in need of money. He meets wide boy Artie Ward who pays him to make guns, which Fred genuinely believes to be replicas, but they are in fact the real thing and Artie sells them to kids who use them to hold up small businesses. When an off-duty policeman is killed by one of these faulty guns along with the youth he was chasing Regan is desperate to find the source. Written by
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Ray Winstone, who has a small part of a youth, would go on to play Regan in the film version of "THe Sweeney" in 2012. thirty-seven years later. See more
Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins
I'll go round the back.
[Haskins walks off
Det. Insp. Jack Regan
Huh! Round-the-back Haskins strikes again!