I watched this today: thought it was really good and a cut above a lot of other British crime films from the time. It’s very gritty, with an almost docudrama kind of feel.
Here’s the Pre-cert cover, by the way:CAUTION: Here be spoilers!
What struck me as very strange is that most of those that Neilson tried to rob fought back, resulting in him shooting them. I thought that this was really bizarre. Different era, I guess, but there are many people in this day and age that would run the risk of a sawn-off shot gun shell to the cranium for money that’s insured.