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ABC Mantrap (1983)

Mantrap (original title)
A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is ... See full summary »

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Julien Temple
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Cast

Credited cast:
Martin Fry ... Martin / Tad
David Palmer David Palmer ... David
Stephen Singleton ... Stephen
Mark White Mark White ... Mark
James Villiers ... Tony Walmsley
Lisa Vanderpump ... Samantha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Flood Vincent Flood
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A longform video that showcases the British pop group ABC, using songs from their album "The Lexicon of Love" to tell a spy-caper story of how the unsuspecting lead singer, Martin Fry, is duped into fronting the band because of his striking resemblance to another man associated with espionage. Will he stumble onto the deception before it is too late for him? Written by acidxian

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UK

Language:

English

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When crossing over the border into Czechoslovakia, the border guard that is patrolling with the dog is carrying a US-made M-16 rifle, clearly discernible by the front sights and handle. A Czech solider would have been carrying a CZ-58, a Czech assault rifle that resembles the Soviet AK-47. See more »

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Excellent , Original , Exciting
9 December 2004 | by oliver-taylorSee all my reviews

This is a fantastic film.

A superb plot which takes you on an atmospheric journey with a number of twists.

A story which encapsulates a man with talent and ambition, set against an 80s backdrop of Cold War Eastern Europe.

Wonderful music , a very natural performance by Martin Fry and excellent characters involved throughout.

A classic

The only drawback is it is quite difficult to get hold of and only available on laser disc or VHS, I hope it gets the digital treatment so future generations can enjoy it.


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