'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation.
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Sentenced to 23 years-and he won't accept one day of it
Did You Know?
The quote at the end of the film's epilogue read: "Being a thief is a terrific life. But the trouble is they put you in jail for it" - John McVicar B.Sc. See more
With the exception of the prison convoy, all vehicles in the opening sequence have Irish (Eire) number plates, rather than British. See more
[Terry is joking to the other prisoners about the Durham Light Infantry
They found a whole barrack load of them stuck up each other... Sunk to the nuts, they were. They're gonna rename them - the Durham Bumpers. Ah, they do love an arsehole, these Geordies!
Comment in opening titles: "The prison escape shown in this film is based on true fact. Certain other events and characters have been fictionalised". See more
Referenced in Alan Meets Roger Daltrey
Written by Russ Ballard
Performed by Roger Daltrey See more