The Great Paper Chase (1986)

Slip-Up (original title)
Tells the story of Scotland Yard's attempt to extradite Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director:

James Cellan Jones

Writers:

Anthony Delano (book), Keith Waterhouse (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Kemp ... Jack Slipper
George Costigan ... Sargeant Jones
Larry Lamb ... Ronald Arthur Biggs
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Mackenzie
Tony Doyle ... Vine
Fulton Mackay ... McColl
Barry Jackson ... Hitchen
Desmond McNamara Desmond McNamara ... Lovelace
Gwen Taylor ... Charmian Biggs
Silvina Pereira Silvina Pereira ... Raimunda
To-Zé Martinho To-Zé Martinho ... Garcia
Michael Aitken Michael Aitken ... Hinch
George Sweeney ... Brennan
Valerie Braddell Valerie Braddell ... Anthea
Philip Jackson ... Purgavie
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Tells the story of Scotland Yard's attempt to extradite Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 1986 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Paper Chase See more »

Filming Locations:

Portugal

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Following the broadcast, Detective Chief Superintendent Jack Slipper sued the BBC for libel (the case was financed by James Goldsmith), and was awarded £50,000. See more »

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The one that slipped by
29 July 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This film's transmission was delayed by the BBC several times because of threat of lawsuits by the various parties who were being portrayed in this film.

It was shown some time after production and although edits were made including the title being changed from Slip Up, lawsuits still took place.

Jack Slipper successfully sued because he was shown to be incompetent and his character was seen wearing a shower cap!

This film is unlikely to be shown again until the BBC triple check that all the real life characters are well and truly dead.

The film is about the hunt for the great train robbers, especially Ronnie Biggs. Larry Lamb might not the the strongest actors about but Jeremy Kemp is commanding as Slipper of the Yard with or without the shower cap.


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