Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.
Bob Hoskins is released from prison and goes back to work for his gangster boss (Michael Caine). Immediately assigned as a driver to a high-class call girl (Cathy Tyson), this meathead thug finds himself falling for his beautiful charge and willing to do whatever she needs. His survival skills are put to the test when her desires push him to scour the dirty underbelly of London’s streets and look for a young woman she used to know who might be in serious trouble. This scintillating film is one of Neil Jordan’s best (only surpassed by The Crying Game), featuring explosive performances, glintingly beautiful noir-ish cinematography and a terrific, violent climax. Hoskins’ patented Angry Cockney Guy routine is at its ripest and most captivating here.
Screenplay by Neil Jordan, David Leland
Cinematography by Roger Pratt.
Produced by Patrick Cassavetti, Stephen Woolley.
Music by Michael Kamen.
Production Design by Jamie Leonard.
Costume Design by Louise Frogley.
Film Editing by Lesley Walker.