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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 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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Crime | Drama

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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

Debut film of actor Alan Ford. See more »

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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: It's brandy. It's medicinal.
Teddy: Bollocks!
Jim Naboth: Teddy, I'm a Scotch drinker - you know that. I just have the occasional brandy when I'm not drinking.
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Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Music and lyrics by Tom Johnston
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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One of the best thrillers of the 70's
1 October 1999 | by DURANGO-6See all my reviews

Tough, hard hitting British thriller about an ex Scotland yard man, played very convincingly by Stacy Keach, now trying to keep from becoming a confirmed alcoholic. He finds his old skills are needed again when his wife is kidnapped. The cast are excellent, and they, along with the no holds barred script make this one of the best thrillers of the 70's


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