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The Stick Up (1977)

In 1930s England, a shady American and an Irish lass try to improve their fortunes using less-than-honest methods.

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Jeffrey Bloom

Writer:

Jeffrey Bloom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Soul ... Duke Turnbeau
Pamela McMyler ... Rosie McCratchit
Johnnie Wade Johnnie Wade ... Smiley (as Johnny Wade)
Michael Balfour ... Sam
Michael McStay Michael McStay ... Mechanic
Tony Melody ... First Policeman
Norman Jones ... Second Policeman
Mike Savage Mike Savage ... Lorry Driver
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ... Farmer
Connie Vascott Connie Vascott ... Farmer's Wife
Leslie Hardy Leslie Hardy ... Farmer's Child
Julie May Julie May ... Prison Matron
Glynn Edwards ... First Roadblock Policeman
Robert Longden Robert Longden ... Second Roadblock Policeman
Fred Bryant Fred Bryant ... Ring Announcer
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In 1930s England, a shady American and an Irish lass try to improve their fortunes using less-than-honest methods.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mud See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Friend of Mine
Music & Lyrics by David Soul & Jeffrey Bloom
Vocal by Mike McKenzie
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A Cut-Price Comedy Bonnie & Clyde
13 November 2019 | by FiahmSee all my reviews

It's always intriguing to find an old movie no-one's here's reviewed before. Sometimes they turn out to be buried treasure: this one turns out to be yet another shoddy-looking British production from the 1970s with a fish-out-of-water American lead.

David Soul was always too broad for anything but TV, but he's likeable enough here and the rest of the cast add local colour and charm. It's cheaply shot but the rural locations are quaint and atmospheric.

The Stick-Up aims to be a cut-price comedy Bonnie & Clyde - or perhaps Paper Moon - and succeeds in creating at least a few agreeable moments in a mildly Withnail-like setting.


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