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Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 25 November 1989 (Japan)
Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play ... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Clarke

Writer:

Trevor Preston
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Daniels ... Billy the Kid
Alun Armstrong ... Maxwell Randall
Bruce Payne ... T.O. (The One)
Louise Gold Louise Gold ... Miss Sullivan
Eve Ferret ... Mrs Randall
Richard Ridings ... Egyptian
Don Henderson ... The Wednesday Man
G.B. Zoot Money G.B. Zoot Money ... Supersonic Sam
Neil McCaul ... Big Jack Jay
Johnny Dennis Johnny Dennis ... Referee
David Foxxe David Foxxe ... The Spooke
Danny Webb ... TV Director (as Daniel Webb)
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... Floyd
Paul Cooke Paul Cooke
Ben Cole Ben Cole
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Cocky cockney snooker player Billy Kid accepts the challenge of a grudge match from Maxwell Randall (the Green Baize Vampire), six times world champion; the loser will never play professional snooker again. Written by Roisin Moriarty <Roisin.Moriarty@gecapital.com>

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A strange film that didn't go far enough with the absurd.
10 April 1999 | by nick wassSee all my reviews

A strange little film that never made it at all. It deserved, perhaps, to develop something of a cult following, but this hasn't happened and the film will now, perhaps, slowly vanish from view forever.

Based on a strange and sometimes bewildering snooker match, this musical was never going to make it in the US. Why not? Well, they don't play much snooker in the States for a start but more to the point the film's two main characters are based on Ray Reardon and Jimmie White. These names are very familiar in the UK thanks to extensive snooker coverage on the television, but totally unknown in the USA.

I don't think Clarke was ever really at home directing this movie. It just isn't really his thing - a musical about snooker. He attempted to work in many more optical special effects but most of these were taken out in the final cut - a pity as some were so tongue in cheek that they might just have given the film a better chance of gaining a cult following. Clarke seemed, in the end, to err on the side of caution which is, perhaps, the failing of this film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy and the Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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