Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the Police for murder, and that is only the beginning. While being pursued for a crime he did not commit, he is kidnapped by a group of criminals who suspect him of being involved with double Agents. Otley manages to escape, but cannot avoid getting into one nearly fatal crisis after another, as Police and foreign Agents chase after him. It is a wild week of misadventures which he will never forget.
Everybody loves Otley...well, almost everybody
Did You Know?
Tom Courtenay (who was not yet Sir Tom Courtenay) had worked with Leonard Rossiter in Billy Liar and King Rat; James Villiers in God & Country; and James Bolam in The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. See more
[sarcastically, after overhearing pretentious chit-chat at a smart party
I suppose we'd better discuss Antonioni.
Gerald Arthur Otley
Oh, no - I can't stand all that Spanish dancing.
Written by Stanley Myers
and Don Partridge See more