Set in Glasgow, Louie, the detective son of an upright police sergeant, is about to marry. His intended is the daughter of JoJo (Connolly), a wealthy and compulsive thief who attempts a spectacular robbery. Louie is put in charge of the investigation of JoJo's latest enterprise. JoJo learns of his peril and begins an exercise in risk management
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This TV movie provided a fine performance by Billy Connolly as "Jo Jo" , no doubt he relished the Glasgow setting and the fact that the main character was a self made man , like himself , although from the criminal fraternity .
Though this is a thriller/crime genre piece there are plenty of comedy moments , the brilliant brass band romp in the bank vault is truly comic genius .
The denouement is completely unexpected also as the police begin to suspect Jo Jo and he finds the forthcoming marriage of his daughter to the police chief's son may offer an opportunity .
Critically this is a fine bit of work and parts of it will have you chewing your nails in suspense and laughing out loud . Author: phillipglanville from UK
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JoJo Donnelly masterminds a daring bank robbery in Glasgow. Meanwhile his daughter is about to be married to a young police officer, Louie Gibbons. Louie is put in charge of the investigation of the bank robbery. JoJo sets about compromising Louie when his investigations begin to lead in JoJo's direction. All involved conspire to keep quiet about JoJo's illegal activities to protect themselves and to prevent JoJo's daughter Claire from learning exactly what her father does to get his money.
Television film. The marriage of a policeman to a criminal's daughter binds both families in a web of secrets and lies from which there is no escape.
Billy Connolly ... Jo Jo Donnelly
Maggie Bell ... Jean Donnelly
Ashley Jensen ... Claire Donnelly
Douglas Henshall ... Louie Gibbons
Rab Affleck ... Bungalow
Bill Barclay ... Police Sergeant
Freddie Boardley ... William
Simon Donald ... Aiden
Ken Drury ... Louis Gibbons
Bill Little ... Thug
Victoria Nairn ... Jane
Alex Norton ... Dan Gibbons
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