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McVicar is a British drama film released in 1980 by The Who Films, Ltd., starring Roger Daltrey of The Who in the title role of John McVicar. John McVicar was a 1960s armed robber turned writer whom Scotland Yard publicly announced to be Public Enemy Number One and wanted dead or alive. The film was directed by Tom Clegg, and was based on a non-fiction book written by John McVicar detailing several months of his experiences with prison. Bill Curbishley and Roy Baird acted as producers. The film is noted as a gritty, reality-based example of British crime drama, and received a 1981 nomination for Best Picture at MystFest, the International Mystery Film Festival of Cattolica. The action is set about half in Durham prison and half whilst McVicar is on the run in London. The film features 'motors' (cars), 'birds' (women), 'blags' (armed robberies), and London villains. Despite its 'pop' leanings - with Roger Daltrey (lead singer with the Who) and sixties pop star and actor Adam Faith,...
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