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Film of the Week: Running Scared


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continues the new season of films of the 70s tonight starring
Robert Powell , Gayle Hunnicut
Student Tom Betancourt calmly watches his room-mate and best friend bleed to death from self-inflicted wounds. Only when the boy is dead does Tom react - finding, inevitably, that he is partly blamed for the tragedy. When Tom falls in love with his friend's beautiful sister the tension increases, leading to further violence.
Cambridge and the surrounding countryside is an effective background to this stylish and dramatic contemporary drama.
Screenplay by clive EXTON and DAVID HEMMINGS
Based on the novel by GREGORY MCDONALD Produced by GARETH WIGAN
Directed by DAVID HEMMINGS. Films: page 11 (First showing on British television)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Gayle Hunnicut
Unknown: Student Tom Betancourt
Unknown: Clive Exton
Unknown: David Hemmings
Novel By: Gregory McDonald
Produced By: Gareth Wigan
Directed By: David Hemmings.
Tom Betancourt: Robert Powell
Ellen Case: Gayle Hunnicut
Mr Case: Barry Morse
Mrs Case: Stephanie Bidmead
Mr Betancourt: Edward Underdown
Mrs Betancourt: Maxine Audley
Sarah: Georgia Brown
Charlie: Ben Howard

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