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He Kills Coppers (2008)

Three policemen are brutally murdered during the 1966 World Cup celebrations. "He Kills Coppers" follows three men connected to the deaths; Frank (a fellow policeman), Tony (an ambitious ... See full summary »

Director:

Adrian Shergold

Writers:

Jake Arnott (novel), Ed Whitmore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Raido ... Billy Porter
Liam Garrigan ... Jonathan Young
Rafe Spall ... Frank Taylor
Steven Robertson ... Tony Meehan
Tim Woodward ... Nipper Reed
Kelly Reilly ... Jeannie
Kemal Sylvester Kemal Sylvester ... Maltese
Glyn Grimstead Glyn Grimstead ... Alf Isaacs
Paul Ritter ... Sid Franks
Robert Demeger Robert Demeger ... Bookie
Cameron Jack ... Jimmy
Cavan Clerkin ... Stan
Lucy Holt ... Sandra
James Dreyfus ... Julian
Paul Clayton Paul Clayton ... Tweed Suit
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Storyline

Three policemen are brutally murdered during the 1966 World Cup celebrations. "He Kills Coppers" follows three men connected to the deaths; Frank (a fellow policeman), Tony (an ambitious journalist, and witness to the murders), and Billy (the murderer). Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2008 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Ecosse Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title "He Kills Coppers" is taken from a chant used by football crowds to taunt police officers who are keeping order at football matches. See more »

Quotes

Peter: Billy Porter is our friend, is our friend,is our friend,Billy Porter is our friend,he kills coppers!
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Perfunctory
12 April 2008 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

For a mainstream drama on ITV, 'He Kills Coppers' is remarkably harsh, complex and realistic; a long way from conventional serial-killer cliché. An enigmatic villain, and the under-Britain he inhabits, is set against a story of corrupt policeman: there's certainly promise in the premise. Unfortunately, the acting isn't brilliant (Steven Robinson as the journalist is particularly poor) and the direction relies too much on the soundtrack to insert some otherwise missing emotion. The real problem is that the story seems abbreviated; a succession of events enticingly set out but never fully elaborated; what's left is perfunctory, a barely illustrated outline. It's a shame, as I can believe there was potential here.


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