Imprisoned Harry Lomart is a vicious, brute of a man and yet he is prepared to do his long jail term as he is confident that on his release his beautiful wife Pat will be waiting for him, but a visit from Pat brings him his worst nightmare.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Reed ... Harry Lomart
Jill St. John ... Pat Lomart
Ian McShane ... Birdy Williams
Edward Woodward ... Inspector Milton
Frank Finlay ... Marty Gold
Freddie Jones ... MacNeil
Jill Townsend ... Maureen
Robert Beatty ... Gun Dealer
Tony Beckley ... Soapy Tucker
Mike Pratt ... Prison Warder Accomplice
Robert Russell ... Prison Warder One
Joe Cahill Joe Cahill ... Prison Warder Two
Bob Ramsey Bob Ramsey ... Gun Dealer's Bodyguard (as Robert Ramsey)
Susan Shaw Susan Shaw ... Girl in Truck
June Brown June Brown ... Lomart's Neighbour
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Escaped convicts Harry Lomart (Oliver Reed) and Birdy Williams (Ian McShane) are lying low before they prepare to skip the country. However, Lomart can't control his rage at being cheated by his wife, Pat (Jill St. John), whilst he was inside, so he decides to kill her and her secret lover before he goes. This causes all sorts of complications to their escape plans. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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YOU ARE LOOKING AT AN ANIMAL! A woman is his target...No cage can hold his lust for revenge. See more »


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Most fans agree that Oliver Reed was far better cast as a psychopathic gangster than Richard Burton from "Villain." See more »

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Harry Lomart: You conniving bitch!
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The unlovables
5 June 1999 | by Renaldo MatlinSee all my reviews

A dramatic story of revenge and doublecrossing, as a criminal breaks out of jail and set out to kill his cheating wife. Just an appetizer for that great Michael Caine-thriller "Get Carter"(1971) from which it seems inspired. Not surprisingly -like "Carter"- in the end no one seem to win, reminding us on that old saying about digging your own grave. But it does have it's moments; like the escape scene, the biker cops and the laundry, and the car wrecking scene. A fine cast as well, including Edward Woodward as the cop out to protect St.John from Reed's wrath.


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May 1972 (UK) See more »

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