'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. He graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No. 1". He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest ... See full summary »
Ground-breaking British police drama series following the exploits of the Special Branch of the Metropolitan Police. An elite group of officers tasked with protecting London from spies, terrorists and subversives.
An all-female detective outfit, the "Eyes Enquiry Agency", is formed as a front for the Home Office's new security operation the Covert Activities Thames Section (or CATS for short). ... See full summary »
Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal, frequently violent, and more often than not, successful.
Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »
Dreary and sometimes depressing but OUTSTANDING entertainment
David Yip gives a standout performance as John Ho.
John Ho is a sort of British Chinese policeman in the style of Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry series or perhaps, even closer, to Steve Mcqueen's as Bullitt in the movie of the same name.
It's gritty and grimy and all the upper members of the force are against him but it plays realistic....not forced or overdone.
We feel sorry for him but know that it's due, to a large degree to his own failings and personality.
Aided by a cast of equally bleak and unhappy people the overall atmosphere of the movie is gray and negative....and it PERFECTLY suits the writing.
All in all a seriously under-rated movie and actor and I will search him out for other roles.
Make this one a do-see if realistic and grimy are what you sometimes like and leave the happy-ending crap to the Yanks.
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