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Double X: The Name of the Game (1992)

While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.

Director:

Shani Grewal (as Shani S Grewal)

Writers:

Shani Grewal (screenplay) (as Shani S Grewal), David Fleming (based in part on a short story: 'Vengence')
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Wisdom ... Arthur Clutten
William Katt ... Michael Cooper
Gemma Craven ... Jenny Eskridge
Simon Ward ... Edward Ross
Bernard Hill ... Iggy / Iggy Smith
Leon Herbert ... Ollie
Chloë Annett ... Sarah (as Chloe Annett)
Derren Nesbitt ... The Minister
Vladek Sheybal ... Pawnbroker
Terry Forrestal Terry Forrestal ... Swarthy Man
Steve Calrow Steve Calrow ... Detective (as Steve Carlow)
Roger Low Roger Low ... Foreman
Clifford Predgen Clifford Predgen ... Prisoner
Rod Stenna Rod Stenna ... Associate
Elwin 'Chopper' David Elwin 'Chopper' David ... Ross' Bodyguard (as Elwin-A-David)
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While taking a holiday in Scotland, American traveller Michael Cooper pulls elderly man Arthur Clutten into his car following an explosion at a hotel. Cooper discovers Clutten's back story, and learns why people are our to kill him.

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Double X See more »

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Trivia

The titles are shown as "Double X: The Name of the Game", but then the words "the" and "of" are exploded leaving the second line of the title just saying "Name the Game". See more »

Goofs

After Maurice's (Norman Wisdom) car explodes in the hotel car park Michael Cooper (William Katt) pulls him into his car and speeds away pursued by another car. Some distance down the road, Maurice skids round a corner leaving tyre skid marks on the road. There are already marks on the road as if from a first take. Maurice is forced to reverse back round the corner, skids round, leaving more marks and drives off with the other car in pursuit. By this time, there are more skid marks on the road than there should be, indicating that there'd been a number of takes. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Clutten: You... animal!
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Crazy Credits

The sub-title "The Name Of The Game" is displayed as though in neon lights, which then flicker and some go out to change it to "Name The Game". See more »

Connections

Version of Vengeance (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Brief Liaison
Written by Raphael Ravenscroft (as Raf Ravenscroft) & Foster Paterson (as Foster Patterson)
Courtesy of Studio Two Publishing & Virgin Music Publishers
Music engineered by Andy Tate
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Watchable but just about.
26 January 2018 | by powerfuluptonSee all my reviews

O.k. i watched the film last week because lots of people said it was a terrible film and i like bad films plus i like norman wisdom and was looking forward to seeing him play a diffrent style of role than he usually plays. Wisdom plays a gangster, well a safecracker in a gang he is sort of the brains behind the operation a mild mannered quiet fellow who hasent got quite the sort of mean spirit the rest of the gang have. So the story is this, a man visiting scotland from chicago who was a policeman meets wisdom in a empty hotel restraunt, he chats to him and is interested in him somewhat (we find out why later, i dont want to give it away but it is a nice twist). Anyway wisdom is acting edgy and after the fella buts into wisdoms business wisdom takes him hostage and orders him to drive wisdom to the ferryport, while driving wisdom tells the man his story, how wisdom was a safecracker for a gang but felt they were going to kill him after his next job so he sort of set the gang up (more on that later) and ran away from the gang but not before they kidnapped his daughter hilariously tying her up and putting her in a "silence of the lambs" style dungeon conveniantly put in the basement of a club the gang member owns. So wisdom has escaped the gang but they are after him, so he has to form a unlikely truce with the american so wisdom can escape to safety but things dont exactly turn out as planned. Thats all i really can tell you as the twist about halfway through is best kept for you to watch for yourself. Now for the film itself, wisdom puts in a tired performance to be honest, if you want to see him tackle a serious role watch "going gently" or if you want to see him in a diffrent light to his usual films watch "whats good for the goose" thats a great film as its sort of a naughty sex comedy quite diffrent to wisdoms usual style of film. I think because of wisdoms previous slapstick films it can be at times difficult to take him seriously, there were numerous parts in the film where i was half expecting him to shout "MR GRIMSDALE" and fall down a set of stairs but unfortunatly it didnt happen, he was quite old in this film and im afraid it shows, theres a part in the film where he has to slap a woman and its such a feeble slap im surprized they didnt reshoot it. As for the other actors in the film the always good "bernard hill" (yosser hill from boys from the blackstuff) plays a gangster called ignatious "iggy" smith and he is a shining example of how a actor should play that sort of role, im serious his performance really makes the film so so SO good, he maniacally chews his way through every scene and is a joy to watch, he is a disabled gangster with a bad leg (ha) so bad is his leg all someone had to do when confronted by him in a scene was to push him over and he was lifeless as a darlek, he has all the good lines here whether throwing his boss out of a helicopter or taking part in hilarious slow motion gun fight in a warehouse where his bad leg seems to hilariously get better he is phenomenal in the role. Chloe annett sleep walks through her role, as do most of the actors and i think thats the main problem here because apart from bernard hill and norman wisdom (for the time he is in the film) the other actors and actresses just dont do much. So its a watchable film, but it whould have been a lot better off as a 2 part crime thriller on bbc or itv, thats the level we are at here people, a highlight for me was a ridiculously english drive by shooting where the gunmen open fire on 2 men from a bargeboat on a english river !!!!. If you do like the film another film to check out is the hilarious chris twemlow masterpiece (cough cough) the 1983 film that is g.b.h. that film is the bees knees and makes this film look like citizen kane, you have been warned.


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