The film is a stylish British comedy-drama. A trio of New Age travellers/hippies dognap the beloved bulldogs of a Bristol-based antiques dealer, his wife and their detective son, and we have a full-on kidnap-and-ransom caper where everything goes pear-shaped before we reach a feel-good happy ending of sorts.
Maurice, the antiques dealer, is revealed to have no cash and is in debt to loan sharks. His fiery wife Maria-Carmen doesn't know about their cash problems. Their policeman son, Raymond, is incensed that his parents are being tormented and decides to take the law into his own hands. The hippie girl, Norah, is a devotee of the deity Luvah and turns on the 'angry brigade' class warrior Dennis when he threatens to harm the dogs. At the ransom drop, Norah's boyfriend Spook is accidentally killed and Norah sees him received into the next world by Luvah. So it's down to her and Raymond to put all things right - which they do, more or less.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 100 mins
- Jim Doyle
- Neville Raschid, John Sapsford
- Jim Doyle
- Tony Macnabb
- Director of Photography
- Steve Albins
- Nick Stocker
- Principal Cast
- Ron Moody, Lesley Joseph, Tom Watt, Jeremy Edwards, Martin Trenaman, Karen Graham
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Last updated 7th September 2006