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Director  Michael Apted
Music director  David Hentschel
Duration  
Language  English
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Screenplay  Leon Griffiths
Country  UK
The Squeeze (1977 film) movie poster
Release date  November 7, 1977 (1977-11-07) (Sweden) March 20, 1977 (1977-03-20) (United Kingdom)
Based on  Whose Little Girl Are You?  by James Tucker
Writer  Leon Griffiths (screenplay), James Tucker (novel)
Cast  Stacy Keach (Jim Naboth), David Hemblen (Keith), Stephen Boyd (Vic), Edward Fox (Foreman), David Hemmings (Keith), Carol White (Jill)
Similar movies  Dr. No, From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, For Your Eyes Only, The Living Daylights

The Squeeze is a 1977 British gangster thriller, directed by Michael Apted, based on a novel by Bill James (under the pseudonym, "David Craig"). The screenplay was written by Minder creator Leon Griffiths.

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Largely neglected, this production headlines a major cast made up of American actor Stacy Keach, and British actors Edward Fox and David Hemmings. Irish actor Stephen Boyd was also featured in a major (and final) role as a gangster.

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Production

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To create realism in the film, the producers of The Squeeze enlisted an ex-gangster called Bob Ramsey to act as a contact between the film unit and the local underworld in order to cut down on harassment and keep everybody unharmed and happy. This was due to location shooting taking place in rather undesirable areas where the criminals were.

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Local people in the area were hired as extras.

Reception

The Squeeze is now considered a forgotten crime masterpiece that gets mentioned in books on British cinema of the 1970s but usually gets overlooked in the light of Get Carter (1971) & The Long Good Friday (1981).

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On its release tabloid paper The News of The World called The Squeeze, "A nail-biting thriller...".

Cast

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  • Stacy Keach as Jim Naboth
  • David Hemmings as Keith
  • Edward Fox as Foreman
  • Stephen Boyd as Vic
  • Carol White as Jill
  • Freddie Starr as Teddy
  • Hilary Gasson as Barbara
  • Rod Beacham as Dr. Jenkins
  • Stewart Harwood as Des
  • Alan Ford as Taff
  • Roy Marsden as Barry
  • Leon Greene as Commissionaire
  • Lucinda Duckett as Sharon
  • Alison Portes as Christine
  • Marjie Lawrence as Beryl

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    References

    The Squeeze (1977 film) Wikipedia
    The Squeeze (1977 film) IMDb The Squeeze (1977 film) themoviedb.org


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