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Old 26th November 2008, 09:53 PM
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Default THE SQUEEZE 1977 Michael Apted

One of the BEST British gangland thrillers ever.This cult classic needs a DVD release NOW! So if any Warner dude is looking at this now-get your finger out!
The cast is sheer class with Stacy Keach playing alcoholic ex copper Jim Naboth,who is forced to take on a brutal gang led by Stephen Boyd and David Hemmings.Other cast members include;Freddie Starr as Naboth's sidekick,Carol White as Naboth's ex wife who is forced to do a striptease when kidnapped by the gang,Alan Ford as one of the 'eavies and Edward Fox as White's rich snooty hubby.
Anyone seen it?
How do you rate it?To me,it's a classic.
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Old 27th November 2008, 01:58 PM
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The Squeeze is something of an unsung British classic and is long overdue for a DVD release. Keach is stunning as the dishevelled near-alcoholic Jim Naboth and Hemmings and Boyd shine in their roles. Boyd is particularly chilling as the unfazed underworld crime boss.

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An excellent film indeed. Incidentally the police commissioner was Leon Greene (the wooden Rex in The Devil Rides Out) and Boyd's daughter (seen in the climax) was Lucinda Duckett (the annoying Ann Wilson in Grange Hill).
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Cheers guys....a film I never tire of watching.....makes Ritchie's gangster films look like noddy.....
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Old 28th November 2008, 01:06 PM
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Villain's another corker for anybody yet to pick up the Optimum dvd version.
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Old 28th November 2008, 05:44 PM
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Yep,VILLAIN was great Mark,but there's something nastily sleazy about THE SQUEEZE.....
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Old 4th December 2008, 08:46 PM
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After receiving the Pre-Cert from Reaps this morning I kicked back to watch this and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was sleazy, downbeat and for the most part Stacy Keach's character made you feel nervous because he looked so damn clueless. The strip scene in particular just felt wrong but the one scene that I was uncomfortable with was the dog killing. There was no need for that at all and am against that kind of thing, I don't care if it's fictional I just don't like to see animals get killed in films.

A very entertaining film I reckon .
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Superb film,fictional mutt mashing or not....endlessly rewatchable.What did you think of Boyd and Hemmings Cloudy,performance wise? Spot on eh?
Did you spy 'Bricktop'?
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Old 4th December 2008, 09:02 PM
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It was very satisfying when Vic took a pasting. And it's a shame Bricktop didn't get the baseball bat treatment. Brilliant performances all round I'd say.
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Class Brit sleaze mate,Madonna Ritchie couldn't lick it's boots....
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