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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Philip Barantini
Elizabeth Berrington
Adrian Bower
Paul Freeman
Directors
David L.G. Hughes
Screenwriters
David L.G. Hughes
Running Time
81 minutes

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The gangster genre takes one in the head


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Plot
Shrewd Eddie (Paul Freeman) is the petty crim who rules the roost on the Southend seafront. The sudden arrival of his boss, Jimmy the Gent (Peter Wight), in town to collect a case of dirty cash, brings chaos in its wake.


Verdict
A miserable mess of gangland cliches and narrative tangle that deserves to be dropped off the end of Southend pier, preferably attached to an anvil.


Reviewed by Tom Seymour

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