Bizarre, unsavoury psychological thriller starring Sting (from the rock group The Police) who convincingly portrays Martin Taylor – a sinister young drifter who cons his way into the home of a middle-class English couple where he molests their handicapped and paralysed daughter.
Although the film is handsomely appointed and decently acted, the weird scenario leaves a sour aftertaste.
Forthright supporting work from Denholm Elliott and Joan Plowright as the perplexed husband and wife.
The film also includes an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go’s, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930’s little diddy called Spread A Little Happiness, performed by Sting.
Sting (Gordon Sumner)