Post by Arthur Pringle on May 7, 2016 12:15:51 GMT
An entertaining film with a great cast & it's interesting to watch US actors like Wayne & John Vernon appearing alongside the likes of James Booth, Tony Booth & Brian Glover. The ubiquitous Aitch is in there as well. I saw the film 'Hennessy' recently which is in a similar mould. I noticed that 'Brannigan' was co-written by Christopher Trumbo whose father Dalton Trumbo was blacklisted by Hollywood as a result of the McCarthy UnAmerican Activities Committee hearings, John Wayne of course was one of the most prominent actors in support of the witch hunt & refered to Trumbo as a 'commie'.
Do you mind not calling me squire or chief or boyo or mate?
Post by D.C. Burtonshaw on May 7, 2016 16:05:48 GMT
Just made a post earlier regarding this and the bloody laptop crashed and lost it!!
But I have the film on DVD and do enjoy it - makes 70's London look a bit glamorous for US viewing with the US stars but still great fun.
The famous Tower Bridge jump in the yellow Capri was carried out by Peter Brayham and was believed to be part Trick Photography
Tony Robinsons first screen appearance? As a happless motorbike courier who is made to go an get the package he chucked in the water, by John Wayne......
One uniform copper in the police car (when they are observing John Vernon and Mel Ferrer discussing plans to escape extradition) was played by a bloke I used to know personally when he was alive - The late Sporting Escort Owners Club chairman Peter Ridgewell! He told me, he was in this and I've spotted him in something else too....
Other Sweeney stars also appearing were Lesley Ann Down as a tart and Del Henney as another villain, and Del Baker can be seen in the pub brawl (can't remember he may have been a plain clothes copper in Dicky Attenborough's squad, dealing with the punch up)
Then the 4 wheeled stars - mainly Ford Press fleet cars 70's Consuls and Granadas, including NHK293M - a blue Granda coupe and my favourite in the film, a silver MK1 Escort 1300E buzzing about!