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Squeeze, The (1977)

Filmed in London during the heatwave summer of 1976, this gritty, sleazy British gangster thriller – described at the time by the Daily Mail as “a package tour of thuggery” –  was directed by Michael Apted.

A dangerous, vicious gang led by David Hemmings and Stephen Boyd (in his last film role) kidnaps a woman (Carol White) and her daughter to force her rich lover (Edward Fox) to help them with a million-pound robbery by revealing route plans for his company’s fleet of security vans.

Fox and his wife’s alcoholic ex-cop ex-husband (Stacy Keach, in a role originally offered to Richard Harris) decide to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

The Sex Pistols‘ guitarist Steve Jones accidentally appears in the film in the background of the indoor market scene, but the real scene-stealer has to be comedian Freddy Starr’s flares!

Jim Naboth
Stacy Keach
Keith
David Hemmings
Foreman
Edward Fox
Vic
Stephen Boyd
Jill
Carol White
Teddy
Freddie Starr
Barbara
Hilary Gasson
Doctor Jenkins
Rod Beacham
Des
Stewart Harwood
Taff
Alan Ford
Barry
Roy Marsden
Sharon
Lucinda Duckett
Christine
Alison Portes
Jack
Keith Miles
Mrs Devlin
Pamela Brighton
Beryl
Marjie Lawrence
Mrs Delgado
Lucita Lijertwood
Commissionaire
Leon Greene
Sauna Receptionist
Maureen Sweeney

Director
Michael Apted

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