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Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)

While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.

Director:

Shani Grewal (as Shani S Grewal)

Writers:

Shani Grewal (screenplay) (as Shani S Grewal), David Fleming (based in part on a short story: 'Vengence')
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Arthur Clutten
William Katt ... Michael Cooper
Gemma Craven ... Jenny Eskridge
Simon Ward ... Edward Ross
Bernard Hill ... Iggy / Iggy Smith
Leon Herbert ... Ollie
Chloë Annett ... Sarah (as Chloe Annett)
Derren Nesbitt ... The Minister
Vladek Sheybal ... Pawnbroker
Terry Forrestal Terry Forrestal ... Swarthy Man
Steve Calrow Steve Calrow ... Detective (as Steve Carlow)
Roger Low Roger Low ... Foreman
Clifford Predgen Clifford Predgen ... Prisoner
Rod Stenna Rod Stenna ... Associate
Elwin 'Chopper' David Elwin 'Chopper' David ... Ross' Bodyguard (as Elwin-A-David)
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Storyline

While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Double X See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

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Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The titles are shown as "Double X: The Name of the Game", but then the words "the" and "of" are exploded leaving the second line of the title just saying "Name the Game". See more »

Goofs

After Maurice's (Norman Wisdom) car explodes in the hotel car park Michael Cooper (William Katt) pulls him into his car and speeds away pursued by another car. Some distance down the road, Maurice skids round a corner leaving tyre skid marks on the road. There are already marks on the road as if from a first take. Maurice is forced to reverse back round the corner, skids round, leaving more marks and drives off with the other car in pursuit. By this time, there are more skid marks on the road than there should be, indicating that there'd been a number of takes. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Clutten: Where did you learn to drive like that?
Michael Cooper: Chicago PD.
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Crazy Credits

The sub-title "The Name Of The Game" is displayed as though in neon lights, which then flicker and some go out to change it to "Name The Game". See more »

Connections

Version of Vengeance (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Give It Your Best
Written by Raphael Ravenscroft (as Raf Ravenscroft) & Julian Littman
Courtesy of Studio Two Publishing & Virgin Music Publishers
Music engineered by Andy Tate
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I couldn't watch it
3 April 2016 | by nutsofthemuttSee all my reviews

Twenty minutes into this lacklustre crime drama Norman Wisdom's character exclaims "That's enough!" He was quite right. The film's initial intrigue was its only saving grace but as that mystery was already being completely dispersed by a lengthy and comprehensive flashback I switched it off. It lacked the style or weight to feel anything like a gangster flick. It had all the directorial flair of a Crimewatch reconstruction. I dearly wanted to discover Norman Wisdom a revelation in a heavyweight underworld gangster role but sadly the role failed to be at all heavyweight and Wisdom failed even more to bring him to life.

Not having seen it to the end I cannot say for sure but I strongly suspect I saved myself a disappointing extra hour's viewing.


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