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Knockback (1984)

Knockback is based on a true story about the first man to be sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for murder following the abolition of capital punishment. Female prison worker Sylvia ... See full summary »

Director:

Piers Haggard

Writers:

Peter Adams (book), Shirley Cooklin (book) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Peggy Aitchison Peggy Aitchison
Pauline Collins ... Sylvia
John Fowler John Fowler
Leslie Grantham
Julian Hall Julian Hall
Laurence Harrington Laurence Harrington
Martin Heller Martin Heller
Jay Jackson Jay Jackson ... Prison Warder
Timothy Jessel Timothy Jessel
Paddy Joyce Paddy Joyce
John Michael McCarthy John Michael McCarthy
Stanley McGeagh Stanley McGeagh
Roger Monk
Michelle Mulvany Michelle Mulvany
Derrick O'Connor ... Alan
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Storyline

Knockback is based on a true story about the first man to be sentenced to life imprisonment in the UK for murder following the abolition of capital punishment. Female prison worker Sylvia falls in love with Alan, who spends most of his sentence in solitary confinement. She lobbies Parliament on his behalf, and after seventeen years, he is released. Written by James Malone

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1984 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (16 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on a book by actress Shirley Cooklin, who was married to 1960s Doctor Who (1963) producer Peter Bryant. Coincidentally, the film was produced by a later Doctor Who (1963) producer, Philip Hinchcliffe. See more »

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Featured in Life After Who: Philip Hinchcliffe (2012) See more »

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