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Come Out Fighting 

Boxer Eddie McCord comes to Jersey to challenge arrogant Frenchman Jacques Laronde for the middleweight title. Eddie and his wife Donna are black and are subject to racial abuse by local ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Young

Writers:

Alistair Bell (by), Robert Banks Stewart (series created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Nettles ... Jim Bergerac
Terence Alexander ... Hungerford
Lee Montague ... Inspector Dupont
Oliver Cotton ... Jacques Laronde
Tony Osoba ... Eddie McCord
Eva Mottley Eva Mottley ... Donna McCord
Jackie Farrell Jackie Farrell ... Matt MacDonald
Tony Melody ... Chief
Clifford Rose ... Senator Beasley
Barry Lowe Barry Lowe ... O'Brien
John Peters ... Penter
Sean Arnold ... Crozier
Geoffrey Leesley Geoffrey Leesley ... Det. Con. Wilson
Mela White Mela White ... Diamante Lil
Annette Badland ... Charlotte

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Boxer Eddie McCord comes to Jersey to challenge arrogant Frenchman Jacques Laronde for the middleweight title. Eddie and his wife Donna are black and are subject to racial abuse by local thugs, in addition to which a clumsy attempt is made to frame Eddie for theft. But when Donna is kidnapped, is this still the work of bigots, or of Lacorde trying to weaken his opponent, or is there a third explanation? Jim has to find out. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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At one point Bergerac says that a southpaw is a boxer who leads with his right fist. In fact, a southpaw is a boxer who leads with his left, and the term has come to mean any left-handed person. See more »

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Come Out Fighting
11 February 2020 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Boxing comes to Jersey. Scots boxer Eddie McCord is challenging Frenchman Jacques Laronde for the middleweight title.

Laronde is wild, arrogant and a bit of a thug. He knocks out his sparring partners and breaks the camera of a freelance photographer. McCord could be heading for a severe beating and his wife is worried.

Bergerac is kept busy. McCord is framed for a jewellery theft by one of Laronde's cohorts who pretends to be McCord at the jewellery shop. His wife disappears and McCord also has to deal with racist abuse from the Jersey locals.

A clunker of an episode. Having grown up in a small island, I have no doubt Jersey would have his share of racists. It was the rest of the story that was cack handed.

Laronde does not need his minion to frame McCord and I have no idea why this was done. Even the kidnapping plot was silly. Then McCord decides to take on some thugs alone. Well at least they had the good grace of coming at him one by one. Where did one of them get his chains from?


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Country:

UK | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1983 (UK) See more »

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| (BBFC entry for UK DVD)

Color:

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