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Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 25 November 1989 (Japan)
Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy the Kid
... Maxwell Randall
... T.O. (The One)
Louise Gold ... Miss Sullivan
... Mrs Randall
... Egyptian
... The Wednesday Man
G.B. Zoot Money ... Supersonic Sam
Neil McCaul ... Big Jack Jay
Johnny Dennis ... Referee
David Foxxe ... The Spooke
... TV Director (as Daniel Webb)
Trevor Laird ... Floyd
Paul Cooke
Ben Cole
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Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play professional snooker again. Written by Roisin Moriarty <Roisin.Moriarty@gecapital.com>

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Billy: When I've finished with the Green Baize Vampire, he's gonna need a blood transfusion, a brain transplant and a set of National Health railings.
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So good I've reviewed it twice!
2 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I've never gone back to comment on a film for a second time before. However, having finally managed to see BTK & the GBV on the big screen (never in a million years did I think I'd get that opportunity) I just had to say a few more words.

I long ago lost count of how often I've seen this film but I was amazed at how much detail is lost when viewing it on a TV screen. Not only can so much more of the background be seen but the actors' expressions are so much clearer, which means the whole event is that much more enjoyable. I also found that the clever and sometimes intricate editing was much more noticable on a larger screen. I didn't mention him in my first review but Stephen Singleton did a brilliant job as editor and it's not surprising to find that he's been such a fixture in the work of various members of the production team.

When the National Film Theatre announced that they were doing a 'Focus on Alan Clarke' season, I didn't think for one moment that his most obscure movie would be included in the line-up. As one of the twenty or so people in that cinema, I sat there with a big grin on my face from beginning to end. I just couldn't believe my luck.

This really is surreal film making at its very best and a fine testimony to the brilliance of the late Alan Clarke.


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