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5.0 out of 5 stars by himself, 20 May 2008
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This review is from: McVicar [DVD] [1980] (DVD)
Mcvicar was a grammar schooled lad who went astray and ended up doing some of the most vicious bank jobs in the time of the "supercrooks" the krays, richardsons, the great train robbers et-ol john mcvicar wrote the script for this exellent film himself and his book (by himself) also spawned the idea of the shawshank redemption for stephen king. this film is a great look at to how mcvicar was locked up in durham goal in the sixties, he wouldn't accept been locked away so planned his escape with the help of wally (adam faith) along with some quality acting (berkoff) and (faith) roger daltrey really captures the part of the no-nonsense john mcvicar right from the start with the now legendry line "alright who's got my trainers" then the "i aint going anywhere till i get me fackin trainers" truly gripping in all and even had caracters loosly based on ian brady (cody) "sex case sex case hang him hang him hang him" . after mcvicar made his escape he went back to his armed robbery as a means to an end but the law was onto him and in the ens one of his closest pals turned "grass" and gave him in where he went back to prison and wrote his book which is also exellent i would advise you to buy the book and the dvd as it is a facinating read
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