Synopsis: A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Angela Pope
Production: Miramax
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Rachel, hi, it's...

it's Simon.

Um, I don't know how long

you've got this flat for,

I hope it's nice, I hope it's okay.

I know you don't want to,

but we've really got to talk about our house

or, you know, fix the price.

I've tried calling you at work.

Please ring back.

You'll be with us

two afternoons a week, uh?

Bag. Far to drive?


Only the London hospital.

I teach there.

You'll have your work cut out. Harold

does his best, but his not a nurse.

- Harold?

- Your assistant.

Every movement, a key.

Don't worry. They're all being banged up.

Feeding time.

- High heels.

- No, I don't say.

Beauty parlour now have we?

Go on, doll, give the screws some.

I'm on my dinner break really.

So I'm getting off.

But when you've finished, just say

Harold, and I'll see you out.

Make sure you're all right.

Have a nice break.

I think we might as well start here.

Oral surgery.

Yes, well, shall we sure move on.

This is the waiting area. We like to

bring them over in blocks, Wing by wing.

Keep your eye on the numbers.

Officers get twitchy,

if there's too many cons are hanging about.



For medications we put a

prescription in the files

and an M.O. passes it out later, on the wing.


They will keep promicing us a nurse,

but we like to say nothing, say

it well, and keep on saying it.

Doctor Hockley, Rachel Clifford.

New dentist two days a week.

For her sins?

Fall into step up.

Four coming, two for visits.

You'll have to send over.

Hey, you can't put "Elvis"

down as a religion.

Elvis isn't a religion.

Yeah, well, it is to me.

Why not? It's as good as any.

- I'm not accepting Elvis.

- Put "C. of E." "Church of Elvis."

Oh... Yeah, this is Graceland, isn't it?

I think I'm in love with you,

you know, bastard.

You should be fine now, all right?

Harold, why can't I issue dental floss?

Because they'd floss each other's heads off,

that's why.

I haven't any records for Chaney.

He's been transferred from up North.

It's all right. I'll just get your

details, have that out of the way.

Dr Hockley might have his medicals.

Any medical history?

Allergic to penicillin?

Anything I need to be warned about?


No major renovations?

So, what's the problem?

- Pain, really.

- Upper or lower?



And back.

And a funny clicking.

And open.



You can close again.

Tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction.

I was just saying that to the boys.

London has a problem with cockroaches.

Doesn't it just...

You are grinding very heavily.

And it's wearing down your teeth.

Can you lean back? It could cause vertical

fractures which can be quite serious.

Is that comfy?

This'll be fun.

I haven't seen one of these in years.

The clicking... um

is in your joint.

It's the disk. It's becoming displaced.

At the very worst it'll start locking, and...

then you're in real trouble.

- Lockjaw?

- Good as. Open.

And bite down. Lovely.

It's stress, causing you to grind. Tension.

Everyone does it to some extent.

London cabdrivers are the worst. It's unreal.

They come in right down to their gums.

Go like that.


Just ask you to hold still for just a sec.

- Rachel.

- Sorry, I'm disturbing you.

No, no, not at all.

I need my old kits,

I can't take any more from the hospital.

Right. Of course.

I didn't think you'd be here.

No, no. Please.

So, how's this prison?


I saw a textbook once,

someone trying to show

facial characteristics,

that could indicate criminality.

You know, jaw-size

and that sort of thing.

Same guy tried an identification

system based on ears.

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Frank Deasy

Frank Deasy (19 May 1959 – 17 September 2009) was an Irish screenwriter. He won an Emmy Award for the television series Prime Suspect and was also nominated for his works, Looking After Jo Jo and The Grass Arena. His other works included the BBC/HBO mini-series, The Passion.Preceding his death from liver cancer on 17 September 2009, Deasy spoke in public about his condition. An appearance on RTÉ Radio 1's Liveline led to a record increase in organ donor card requests in Ireland. more…

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