Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show 'Mindhorn', playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a rather unique ability. As a captured MI5 Special Operative, Bruce Mindhorn's eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally 'see the truth'. Mindhorn escaped and fled to the Isle of Man, to recuperate in the island’s temperate microclimate, and became the best plain-clothes detective the island had ever seen...
Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Laugh Strand - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 89 mins
- Sean Foley 1st Feature
- Laura Hastings-Smith, Jack Arbuthnott
- Mark Everson
- Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby
- Director of Photography
- David Luther
- Production Designer
- Peter Francis
- Principal Cast
- Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Steve Coogan