The Squeeze

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  • 1977
  • 6.3  (815)

The Squeeze from 1977 is a British thriller movie directed by Michael Apted and starring Stacy Keach, David Hemmings, and Edward Fox. The plot of the movie revolves around a group of four men who plan a bank heist in London. The lead character, Jim Naboth played by Stacy Keach, is an American ex-pat, who decides to go along with the heist in hopes of getting his life on track.

The movie starts with Jim Naboth, who is a washed-up professional golfer and a down on his luck hustler in London. He has been living off of his girlfriend's earnings, who is a stripper. Jim's life takes an interesting turn when he is approached by a wealthy businessman, Erskine (Edward Fox), who represents a group of men who are planning a bank heist. They are in need of a reliable inside man to help them get into the bank's vault.

Erskine convinces Jim to go along with the heist by promising him a large sum of money that would help him get back on his feet. Jim agrees and starts to assemble a team of four people that will help him carry out the heist. The team includes Dave played by David Hemmings, who is a local crook and a safe-cracker, and two other associates, one of whom is an explosives expert.

Jim and his team are met with several obstacles while carrying out the heist. First, they have to deal with the bank's high-tech security systems, including motion sensors, cameras, and alarms. They also face opposition from various law enforcement agencies that are on their tracks once the heist gets underway.

As the team tries to pull off the heist, we see Jim's story unfold, where he tries to reconcile with his estranged wife, Clarissa, played by Carol White. He is also forced to confront his conflicting feelings for his girlfriend, Tish (Freddie Starr). As Jim gets deeper into the heist, he realizes that he has gotten himself into more trouble than he thought, and his relationships and loyalties are put to the test.

The Squeeze is a tense thriller that keeps the audience engaged with its suspenseful moments, intricate planning, and volatile relationships. Stacy Keach delivers an excellent performance as Jim Naboth - a character that is flawed and vulnerable, yet determined to pull off the heist. David Hemmings also shines as the savvy and street-smart Dave.

The movie's climax delivers a satisfying payoff, with a few surprises thrown in. The heist is well-executed, and the suspenseful moments build up to a satisfying finale. The movie's themes of redemption and trust are explored expertly, and the movie keeps the audience guessing till the end.

In conclusion, The Squeeze is a well-crafted and thrilling movie that is a must-watch for fans of heist thrillers. The movie's performances, direction, and screenplay all come together to deliver a satisfying movie experience. The Squeeze is a definite hidden gem that deserves to be rediscovered by a new generation of movie buffs.

The Squeeze is a 1977 thriller. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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