Monday, 25 April 2011
The Debt Collector released on DVD
Originally screened in 1999 on Film4, The Debt Collector, starring Billy Connolly, has been digitally remastered for DVD, and released on Amazon last week. The film also stars Ken Stott, Francesca Annis, Iain Robertson, and Annette Crosbie
Ex-loan shark and convicted murderer Nickie Dryden (Connolly) has served his sentence in one of Britain's toughest prisons. He's happily married and hailed as a talented sculptor by the art world. 18 years on, Keltie (Stott), the policeman responsible for his conviction, cannot except Dryden's rehabilitation and embarks on a campaign to ensure his violent crimes are not forgotten or forgiven. As Dryden and Keltie clash, a disturbed teenager is goaded by his hero worship for Dryden into violent acts which are the catalyst for the final confrontation between the policeman who has stepped outside the law and the ex-criminal who cannot ignore the past.