- Eric Idle, Robbie Coltrane, Camille Coduri, Lila Kaye, Robert Patterson, Doris Hare, Tom Hickey, Winston Dennis and others
- Jonathan Lynn
- Jonathan Lynn
- Simon Bosanquet and Michael White
Bank-robbing masters, the pair have nevertheless grown tired of the game since their firm was taken over by new boss Casey - his brash yuppie persona and insistence on using actual guns and violence rather than mere intimidation lacks the style that the pair used to enjoy.
Following the accidental shooting of one of the gang at an otherwise routine, successful bank job, Brian and Charlie decide they've taken their last valiums and have to leave - but you can't just quit Casey's gang.
Retiring to a local casino to collect his thoughts, Brian bumps into a gorgeous young waitress, Faith, and the pair instantly hit it off. Struggling for money and having grown disillusioned with her present employment (the casino is owned by mobsters!), Brian arranges for her to take a waitressing job at Casey's business front - a west London health club.
On one of her first shifts, and still unaware of the business in which her boyfriend and employer are involved, Faith overhears Casey informing two of his other heavies that, after alleviating a Chinese triad gang who've started operating on his patch of their latest haul, both Brian and Charlie should be wasted. Scared for her lover's safety, she rushes out to warn him but only arrives as the inter-gang heist is being pulled off.
In a confused, open-street situation with car bombs, knives, abandoned vehicles, guns and cleavers, Faith is shot. Charlie and Brian make it away with £1 million in triad drug money, and hide behind the nearest door they can find - if only it didn't turn out to be a nunnery!
Trapped inside the Catholic institution and disguised as visiting Sisters, the pair must wait until the trail has cooled sufficiently for them to break cover. But can they keep the money safe? Will Faith be ok, and will the lovers be reunited? And just how will they make a getaway to Brazil...?
- UK certificate
- 92 minutes
- Release date
- Friday 4th May 1990
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Upcoming repeats
- Wednesday 4th August at 12:20am on Film4