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McVicar (1980)

McVicar (1980)





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The autobiography of British prison-escapee John McVicar is given a no-frills screen treatment herein. Roger Daltrey, lead singer of the Who, plays McVicar, who after breaking out of prison reestablishes himself in London's seamy underworld. Another British singing star, Adam Faith, is second-billed as Probyn. Needless to say, McVicar contains quite a few songs--more than your usual gangster meller, anyway. In addition to starring, Roger Daltrey was one of the film's three producers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Roger Daltrey
as John McVicar
Adam Faith
as Walter Probyn
Cheryl Campbell
as Sheila McVicar
Steven Berkoff
as Ronnie Harrison
Brian Hall
as Terry Stokes
Jeremy Blake
as Ronnie Johnson
Ian Hendry
as Hitchens
Leonard Gregory
as Jimmy Collins
Peter Jonfield
as Bobby Hartis
Billy Murray
as Joey David
Stanley Lloyd
as Magistrate
Tony Rohr
as Bootsie
Malcolm Terris
as Principal Officer
Matthew Scurfield
as Streaky Jeffries
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Critic Reviews for McVicar

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for McVicar


Daltrey played an extremely convincing crim in this dark depiciton of McVicar...Brutal but compelling.

Barry Lappin

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McVicar Quotes

John McVicar: Don't get all excited, otherwise you'll macaroni your pants again.
– Submitted by Scott B (15 months ago)

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