Needs 5 Ratings

Slip-Up (1986)

Tells the story of Scotland Yard's attempt to extradite Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (adaptation)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Slipper
... Sargeant Jones
... Ronald Arthur Biggs
... Mackenzie
... Vine
... McColl
... Hitchen
Desmond McNamara ... Lovelace
... Charmian Biggs
Silvina Pereira ... Raimunda
To-Zé Martinho ... Garcia
Michael Aitken ... Hinch
George Sweeney ... Brennan
Valerie Braddell ... Anthea
... Purgavie
Edit

Storyline

Tells the story of Scotland Yard's attempt to extradite Ronald Biggs, the Great Train Robber, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 December 1986 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Paper Chase  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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

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

Transmission took place some time after production and although edits were made including the tile being changed from Slip Up, lawsuits still took place, including one by Jack Slipper who successfully sued because he was seem to be incompetent or 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 Briggs. 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.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial