Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to ... See full summary »

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Flash American Paul Duveen stops to give elderly Irish vagrant Michael Fish a lift in his new BMW. Michael is a pickpocket, which comes in very handy after his encouragement to Paul to break the speed limit has attracted the attention of a traffic cop on a motor-bike, who waves them over. After the cop has gone Michael shows a happy Paul that he stole the cop's notebook and evidence but before long Paul will be anything but happy. Written by don @ minifie-1

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22 March 1980 (UK)  »

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A warning for picking up hitchers.
10 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Paul Duvine, a successful American writer has a passion for top notch cars, his pride and joy, a large BMW saloon. On day he stops to pick up a hitchhiker, Michael Fish, an Irishman, who encourages him to break the speed limit. Fish 'Fingers' has slight of hand, and soon begins relieving Paul of his possessions, and causing his driver a load of annoyance and stress.

Dahl recounts the tale of his own picking up of a Hitchhiker, and what went wrong, so you can see where his idea came from.

Two utterly brilliant actors, Rod Taylor is fantastic as the nice guy with a kind heart, and Cyril Cusack does an awesome job as the devious, if slightly stereotypical Irish conman, a clever story, one that makes you angry watching it, evokes feelings that I last felt in 'The way up to Heaven.'

This is a very clever, intelligent, emotive episode. Watch it carefully. 8/10


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