Mike Hodges writes and directs this British comedy thriller starring Michael Caine as Mickey King, a successful crime writer living in Rome.

When an agent offers him an extraordinarily generous sum of money to ghostwrite the autobiography of a mystery celebrity, King is intrigued and agrees to the offer.

He is taken to a beautiful and remote Mediterranean island where he meets his subject, Preston Gilbert (Mickey Rooney), a retired movie star famous for his gangster roles and known for his off-set liaisons with real mobsters.

King puts pen to paper at once but is left with no conclusion to his book after Gilbert is murdered at a party.

Desperate to find out who was behind the killing, King digs deeper into Gilbert's mysterious past and soon begins to uncover some strange and unpalatable truths...


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (12)
  • EAN: 5027035017990
  • Catalogue number: FCD1630
  • Studio: Arrow Video
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  • Genre: Comedy
  • Colour: Colour


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