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Nutty Hijack

Largely forgotten, thanks to a mystifying lack of commercial release on VHS, Beta or DVD. But should it be Certainly the cast list, largely culled from Porridge and LWT sitcoms of the later 1970s is very appealing. Tony Osoba plays Chrissy Brazil, a loveable ex-con who can piss in a cup from here.

He rounds up a gang (including Derek Deadman and Jimmy Ellis as requisite border line offensive Irish stereotype) to  bust in to a coal mine on the mistaken belief that there’s gold in them thar films. Hijack high jinks ensue as a Government plot helmed by the mighty Peter Bowles contrives to let the crims run the coal mine.

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  1. George White

    April 1, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Ah, I knew it sounded familiar.

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