Villain (1971)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cast: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex. Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Edgar is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Edgar spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him?

  • Anglo-EMI Company:
  • R Rated:
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  • 19 Sep 1971 Released:
  • 25 Feb 2017 DVD Release:
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  • Dick Clement (screenplay), Ian La Frenais (screenplay), Al Lettieri (adaptation), James Barlow (novel) Writer:
  • Michael Tuchner Director:
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