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The Squeeze (1977)

R | | Crime, Drama | 20 March 1977 (UK)
A dangerous, violent gang kidnaps a woman and her daughter to extort some money from her rich husband. He and her down-on-his-luck ex-cop ex-husband decide to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writers:

Leon Griffiths (screenplay), James Tucker (novel) (as David Craig)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacy Keach ... Jim Naboth
David Hemmings ... Keith
Edward Fox ... Foreman
Stephen Boyd ... Vic
Carol White ... Jill
Freddie Starr ... Teddy
Hilary Gasson Hilary Gasson ... Barbara
Rod Beacham Rod Beacham ... Doctor Jenkins
Stewart Harwood Stewart Harwood ... Des
Alan Ford ... Taff
Roy Marsden Roy Marsden ... Barry
Leon Greene ... Commissionaire
Maureen Sweeney ... Sauna Receptionist
Lucinda Duckett Lucinda Duckett ... Sharon
Alison Portes Alison Portes ... Christine
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Storyline

This Michael Apted-directed crime melodrama features Stacy Keach as Jim Naboth, a Scotland Yard cop on the skids, suffering from depression and alcoholism. He is summoned by Foreman (Edward Fox), a British security expert whose wife Jill (Carol White) and daughter are being held hostages by kidnappers until Foreman pays the crooks a million-dollar-plus ransom. Jim has to marshal his forces and regain his clarity to save Foreman's family. The pressure is even more intense for Jim, since Foreman's wife, Jill also happens to be his former spouse. Written by lament

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1977 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Abominável Extorsão See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This 1977 movie was often likened by the public and reviewers to The Sweeney (1974) TV series. The Squeeze (1977) was actually released sandwiched between the two 1970s "Sweeney" movies, 1976's Sweeney! (1977) and 1978's Sweeney 2 (1978). See more »

Goofs

Green Mini seen parked in the robbery zone mysteriously vanishes after the motorcycle cop is shot before the robbers getaway with their loot. See more »

Quotes

Jim Naboth: Would you mind if I sit down Vic?
Vic: Oh I don't know, you wiped your arse lately?
Taff: I wouldn't have thought so, not by the state of his underpants!
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Soundtracks

Qoquaq En Transic/Naon
Performed by Olias of Sunhillow
Music and lyrics by Jon Anderson
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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AGreat 70s British Cop Film
31 January 2006 | by klincoln1See all my reviews

What a great film I saw it twice at cinemas 1 time It was a support film for one of the Sweeney movies in the days you got 2 films for you money. It is a classic 70s cop film,hard drinking,hard working & tough guy cop,it was about the time of S.Keachs drug burst if you remember it,he is now appearing on channel 5 s prison escape drama. I don't think that Carol White was in many films after this. If you was in London in the seventies you would recognise the greyness and the fact there was no drinking after the pubs close at 14.30 until 17.30,this film should be regarded with the same respect that the Long Good Friday is now being regarded as a seminal 80s film. I have tried to buy it on DVD but it does not appear to be released.


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