McVicar Poster

Release Date: 1980

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
John McVicar (Roger Daltrey) is an English career criminal locked up with all the other lifers in the dreaded E Wing of Durham Prison. Between riots and constant prison guard brutality, McVicar and fellow inmate Walter Probyn (Adam Faith) gradually dig a tunnel that enables their escape. Once on the outside, McVicar does his best to lie low and re-enter the lives of his wife (Cheryl Campbell) and infant son, despite the fact that police have labeled him "Public Enemy Number One."

Cast: Roger Daltrey, Adam Faith, Cheryl Campbell, Steven Berkoff, Brian Hall, Jeremy Blake, Leonard Gregory, Peter Jonfield

Director: Tom Clegg

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Escape, Tense, Emotional, 1960s, Prison, London, Gritty, Wife