Synopsis: Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Mr. Molloy, you bleeding me white.

- You're wasting my time.

- Why does it work?

Would you like a drink?

You like it with ice or...?

You stink. You stinking foreign parasite.

Please, my customers.

Theresa, please hold the door.

You know, I don't think I'm gonna

let you stay in the film business.

British justice.

Here, what the...?

- All right, let's keep our hair on, eh?

- Why?

- Mr. Fraser?

- Yes?

I've got a message for you.

From an old pal.

An old pal and an old partner,

who wants you to know, number one...

...that he's ever so upset

about all this aggravation you got.

And number two, don't involve old pals.

Not even a little bit.

- You follow me, Mr...?

- Lf you're an emissary...

...from Mr. Harold Flowers,

it would be most improper for us...

Don't interrupt.

And no subpoenas for old pals, old mate.

And no snide insinuations

in court, neither.

Look here.

I'm Mr. Fraser's counsel and I warn...

I know that.

Now shut your hole, Mr. Counsel.

- What did you say?

- Do you follow me, Fraser?

- Hole.

- Now let's face it.

They're gonna convict you.

It's better to spend

five years of your life... a nice comfy nick...

...than rest of your miserable

existence in a filthy wheelchair.

- Are you threatening my client?

- You bet I am, poncey.

Do you follow me, eh?


I do.

- Yeah. Good.

- Now listen to me.

I must insist you address

your remarks to me.

Address my remarks?

Okey-dokey. Why not?

Mr. Butler, we got his address,

haven't we?

Why not, Mr. Humphrey? If he insists.

Best of luck, Mr. Fraser.

You don't intimidate me...

Nor my client.

- George.

- Fraser.

- Morning.

- Morning.

- Easy.

- Good morning, mate.

A tasty finish.

A man of taste.

Looks after his property,

your owner, does he?

Does he?

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Donald Cammell

Donald Seton Cammell (17 January 1934 – 24 April 1996) was a Scottish painter, screenwriter, and film director. He has a cult reputation largely due to his debut film Performance, which he wrote the screenplay for and co-directed with Nicolas Roeg. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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