An ordinary family are driven to breaking point by the savage murder of their little daughter. Everyone knows who did it: Seely - an eccentric recluse who likes hanging around school gates. However, the police don't have enough evidence to hold him and now he's back on the streets. Joining forces with another victim's father, Jim Radford and his son Lee decide to kidnap Seely and torture a confession out of him. It's a decision that will have devastating consequences, as events spiral completely out of the victims' parents' hands with ever more shocking and terrible consequences...
If The Carry On Frachise had a Lower Self,this is it
- Revenge review by MD
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A slice of 1971,and a melodrama examining (in not to much detail,fortunately) the instabilities within a family beset by tragedy.
This was easy viewing,not the somber coming to terms with the loss of a child,or the seedy probing of a paedophile.No,that is all relegated in favour of domestic
disharmony and an almost comedic take on the manner in which a sellotaped together family incompetently deals with a bad choice of dispensing a form of crude justice against the man who is not charged with their daughter's murder.
This is probably as serious as you might expect from Carry On Producer Peter Rogers.It's acted efficiently by James Booth and Joan Collins (still looking glamourous peeling potatoes). Sidney Hayers probably needed all his experience to ensure it did'nt quite collapse into farce.
Very enjoyable from a certain perspective,with a good early 70's backdrop.