“If I can get away with that, I can get away with anything”
Michael “Mick” Marler (Nicol Williamson) is a successful and ruthless businessman working his way to the top in London while enduring a loveless marriage with his trophy wife, Rosemary (Ann Bell).
Returning to his childhood hometown of Liverpool upon the death of his father, he discovers his Dad died because he was attacked by some bikers, led by Jones (Christian Rodska).
Confronted with his lost Irish working-class roots, Marler decides to take his revenge without involving the “English po-leece”.
In the process, he goes on a journey of self-discovery that ultimately makes him even more loathsome. Marler is a gritty, ice-cold anti-hero – repulsive and slimy, especially to women – yet the depth and realism of his character makes him all too human.
Rachel Roberts shines as Joyce Eglington, a sexually aggressive doctor’s receptionist.
Jackie Pallo has an amusing cameo as a wrestler bemused by an all-in brawl amongst the audience at his fight in a working men’s club.
Lilita De Barros
Dad (John Joe)
Ernest C. Jennings
Aloysius “Cocky” Burke
Sir Miles Bishton