Three and Out

Date: 2008
Director: Jonathan Gershfield
Production Company: Rovinge Motion Picture Company (RMPC)

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Gemma Arterton, Imelda Staunton, Kerry Katona
Location(s): Cumbria, London, Merseyside

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

A London Underground train driver pursues a third fatal accident to collect a pay off.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as ‘A Deal is a Deal’ (US Title)

A substantial number of the locations have been identified by Neil Rigby who is acknowledged throughout as “NR”.

 

 

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A rat scurries along the track at an Underground station as three Guys with a dog arrive on the platform. The disused northbound Jubilee Line platform at Charing Cross station in London WC2.

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Jonathan G took this "now" for us, from memory, whilst enjoying a London Transport Museum Hidden London Tour. (RL)

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The dog spots the rat climbing over one of the rails. These disused platforms at Charing Cross also appear in 'The Fourth Protocol', 'London has Fallen', 'Creep', '28 Weeks Later' and 'Skyfall'.

The Owner tries to restrain the animal as it strains to go after the rat. The Jubilee Line ceased serving Charing Cross station in 1999 when the line was extended to Stratford in East London.

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Another shot from Jonathan, again from memory. (RL)

Preparing to stop his train, Paul Callow enters the station just as the dog leaps onto the track, pulling the Owner with it. The former northbound Jubilee Line platform at Charing Cross station.

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A further shot from Jonathan "from memory", and with more to savour. (RL)

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Vic (Mark Benton) and Ash (Rhashan Stone) make small talk with their colleague Paul Callow (Mackenzie Crook) as he reflects on his first fatality. Looking out onto Harrow on the Hill station through windows at the rear of properties on Station Road.

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Passengers wait for trains at Camden Town station. The station lies beneath the streets of London NW1.

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The camera tilts upward to find a traumatised Paul making his way home after being given a week off work. Camden Town station on the Northern Line.

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Paul arrives home to his small flat to find outstanding bills waiting for him on the doormat. Horn Lane in Acton W3.

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Aspiring to become a writer, Paul sits at his computer before being distracted by the constant traffic, roadworks and general noise.

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On his computer screen Paul looks longingly at his dream home, a tiny remote cottage called Loch Tyne House . . . for just £240,000. Lagangarbh cottage Glencoe. (NR)

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An obviously stressed Man barges his way into the station to catch his train. Looking out onto High Road in from the entrance of East Finchley station.

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The suffering Man makes his way through the ticket gate. East Finchley station in London N2.

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Once on the platform, the Man grabs his chest in pain. East Finchley station is also seen in 'Tube Tales'.

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Having returned to work, Paul drives his train towards the station.

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In extreme agony, the man begins to fall from the platform . . .

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. . . . into the path of Paul's train.

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Vic and Ash tell Paul about the 'Three and Out' rule that means if he kills three people within a month he will be retired with ten years salary before he goes home to find a noisy party in progress upstairs. Horn Lane, Acton.

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Having thought about what his work mates said, Paul drives around looking for someone who might be willing to be paid to throw themselves in front of his train. Etheridge road NW4 looking towards Tilling road. (NR)

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When he hears a radio report about a bridge in Holborn that has become a suicide hot spot, Paul spins his car around.

Paul makes his way to Holborn Viaduct. The bridge carries the A40 over Farringdon Street in EC1.

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Peter visited the location in daylight.

Spotting a man near the parapet, Paul stops his Ford Fiesta a safe distance away. Looking to the south-west along Holborn Viaduct.

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From a similar viewpoint, by Peter.

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Paul approaches the disheveled man . . . who turns before walking away. Holborn Viaduct is also seen in 'Hue and Cry', 'Hidden City' and, from a distance, 'The Sandwich Man'.

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Contemplating a replacement plan, Paul walks the streets during his second week of time off work.

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Paul turns his head and spots a likely candidate for a suicide bid.

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Across the road, an Old Gent lights a cigarette as he leaves his residential home.

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After being fought off by the Old Gent, Paul continues his walk and comes across a commotion in the street. Chalk Farm Road in Camden Town NW1.

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A group of tourists chatter as they point towards the roof of a nearby building. Outside Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road.

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Paul sees that the tourists are taking a picture of a figure standing at the edge of the building's roof. Looking down onto Chalk Farm Road.

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Rushing into the building and onto the roof, Paul is disappointed at what he finds. A West Coast Pendolino crossing the background gives away the location . . . on the roof of the Roundhouse.

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This is the Antony Gormley statue on top of the Roundhouse.

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Having made contact with a stranger named Maurice who is intent on giving up his life, Paul heads for a first meeting. Kinloch Drive NW9 7. (NR)

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The suburban address is reached. Kinloch Drive NW9 7. (NR)

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Discovering that Maurice (Antony Sher) wants to be cooked and eaten, Paul flees from the bungalow. Kinloch Drive NW9 7. (NR)

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As Paul runs past, the Woman next door looks across at her odd neighbour. Kinloch Drive NW9 7. (NR)

Returning to Holborn Viaduct, Paul arrives just in time to save Tommy Cassidy as he attempts to jump from the bridge.

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Also returning, Peter captured this view.

Paul struggles with Tommy as he curses and swears at his rescuer. Farringdon Street in Clerkenwell.

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This time without the shrouded building in the right background. Picture from Peter.

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Tommy is pulled to safety as sirens are heard in the distance. Looking onto Farringdon Street from Holborn Viaduct EC1.

As the Police sirens become louder, Paul calls to Tommy Cassidy (Colm Meaney) to get in the car. Holborn Viaduct in London EC1.

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Peter took this longer shot from the safety of the pavement.

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The two speed away to a pub where Paul outlines his proposal over a drink. Holborn Viaduct with the junction formed by New Fetter Lane, Holborn and Charterhouse Street in the distance.

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Tommy thinks about what he could do with the money, like swimming with Great White Sharks before Paul points out that he only has that weekend. Outside Turner's Old Star public house on Watts Street, Wapping E1W 2QG. (NR)

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Tommy begins to have second thoughts about committing suicide by jumping in front of a train. Meetinghouse Alley in E1 with the Old Star at the corner of Watts Street. (NR)

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The camera circles as Paul suggests a day at the races while Tommy thinks about the eight years since he’s seen his family. The pub carries the prefix Turner's as it was once owned by the artist. (NR)

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Tommy decides that he wants to say goodbye to those close and to make his peace but . . . he can’t show up looking like he is. Outside Turner's Old Star pub on Meetinghouse Lane in Wapping. (NR)

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The opportunity is seen as God’s way of giving Tommy a last chance. On Wapping Green outside Turner's Old Star. (NR) The pub features in 'Legend' whilst the background buildings appear in 'To Sir With Love'.

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The two shake hands agreeing that ‘A deal is a deal’ before heading to Paul’s flat to get the cash . . . and some sleep. Outside Turner's Old Star pub, Watts Street Wapping E1W 2QG. (NR)

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Waking to discover that Tommy had fled with the money the following morning, Paul finds a smartly dressed man outside his flat. Looking onto Horn Lane in Acton.

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Explaining that he has used the money to smarten himself up, rent a classic car and will return after the weekend, Tommy tells Paul that "A deal is a deal" and that he's leaving to beat the traffic. Outside 173 Horn Lane in London W3.

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Paul persuades Tommy to take him along and the pair set off. Horn Lane, Acton with the corner of Grafton Road to the left.

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The Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Coupé reaches the motorway and the two head north. Junction 1 of the M1 at Staples Corner in Brent Cross, Greater London.

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A change of angle as the car joins the motorway. Staples Corner, junction of the North Circular Road and the M1 motorway.

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Tommy and Paul arrive in Liverpool. Overlooking The Strand and Goree in Liverpool with the Mersey Tunnels St. George’s Dock Ventilating Station to the left, then the Cunard Building, then the Royal Liver Building on the right.

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Tilting down brings St. Nicholas Place into view on the right.

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Arriving at Tommy's first port of call, the two get out of the car. Neil Rigby advises that this is the junction of Kilburn Park Road and Rudolph Road in Kilburn NW6. Tris adds that the background building is also seen in 'Withnail & I' but was demolished at the start of 2018.

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Tommy shows Paul the church where he was married. St. Augustine's church on Kilburn Park Road NW6. (NR)

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Leaving the church, Tommy drive pass a construction site. Poplar Place in Thamesmead SE28. The rear on a private road. (NR)

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Tommy curses when he sees the name Callaghan on the scaffolding. Poplar Place, Thamesmead SE28. (NR)

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The two arrive at the flats where Tommy once lived with his family but leave without getting out of the car. Near Binsey Walk, Thamesmead SE29. (Although nothing remains on Google maps it can still be viewed on Bing birdseye.) (NR)

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That evening, armed with a crowbar, Tommy takes Paul to Callaghan's large house in an affluent suburb. Broad Walk at the corner with Seaforth Gardens in N21. (NR)

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Paul keeps down as Tommy smashes a window and climbs into the building to retrieve a ring that Callaghan won from him in a card game. Broad Walk at the corner with Seaforth Gardens in Winchmore Hill N21. (NR)

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Tommy is arrested after Michael Callaghan and his wife Maureen are woken up. Broad Walk at the corner with Seaforth Gardens N21. (NR)

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Hiding behind a bush, Paul escapes detection before heading into the city when he discovers that Tommy has the keys to the Mercedes.

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As he queues to buy a train ticket to London, Paul’s phone rings. Marylebone station on Melcombe Place, London NW1.

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Having visited Tommy at the Police station, Paul returns to see Callaghan after carrying out a little research. Poplar Place, Thamesmead SE28. (NR)

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Michael Callaghan (Gary Lewis) is persuaded to drop the charges against Tommy when Paul produces Suzie. Broad Walk at the corner with Seaforth Gardens in Winchmore Hill N21. (NR)

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Tommy and Paul leave the Police station. Surrey County Hall at the corner of Milner Road and The Bittoms in Kingston upon Thames KT12. (NR)

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Paul worries that he too may have been arrested but Tommy replies that it’s part of the deal. Outside Surrey County Hall. Milner road corner with The Bittoms, Kingston Upon Thames KT12. (NR)

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The camera follows as Tommy and Paul return to the car. Facing the Bull & Bush public house on Washington Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 3JB. (NR) The pub also features in 'Goodbye Charlie Bright'.

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Over a cup of tea, Tommy tells Paul that he has doubts about seeing his wife Rosemary. The Embassy Café stands at the corner of Mortimer Square and St. Anns Road in London W11.

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The pair return to the flats and arrive on the landing where Tommy once lived with his wife Rosemary. Near Binsey Walk, Thamesmead SE29. (Although nothing remains on Google maps it can still be presently viewed on Bing birdseye.) (NR)

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Muscles (Steve Money) answers the door. Near Binsey Walk, Thamesmead SE29. (Although nothing remains on Google maps it can still be presently viewed on Bing birdseye.) (NR)

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Tommy leads Paul from the building after learning that his wife and daughter have moved to Cumbria. Near Binsey Walk, Thamesmead SE29. (Although nothing remains on Google maps it can still be presently viewed on Bing birdseye.) (NR)

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The journey northward continues. Approx 2.20 miles heading west from Little Langdale, Cumbria. (NR)

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With Irish music playing in the car, the road trip reaches the Lake District. Approx 1 mile West of Cockley Beck on the Hardknott Pass heading east. (NR)

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The Mercedes swings off the main road and onto the lane for Coniston. Yewdale Road turning into Shepherds Bridge Lane, Coniston Cumbria. (NR)

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Paul points out the address given by Muscles. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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Tommy steers into the courtyard in front of a row of cottages. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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A face peers through a downstairs window as the car comes to a halt. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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Tommy and Paul get out of the car after a barrage of crockery flies through the window. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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During a less than friendly family reunion, Paul is asked to leave the house for a while. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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Reunited with her ring, Rosemary Cassidy (Imelda Staunton) asks if everything is OK as Tommy sends Paul off to the local hostelry. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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Having bumped into Frances Cassidy (Gemma Arterton) in the pub, Paul learns a little more about her father.

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Tommy chases Paul from the house after he's spent the night in bed with his daughter. Miners Bridge over Church beck, Coniston. (NR)

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Following a fight, the two men face each other. Miners Bridge over Church beck, Coniston in Cumbria. (NR)

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Paul returns to Rosemary's house to tell her that Tommy has been taken to hospital after suffering a heart attack. Across from the Ruskin museum, Coniston LA21 8DU (NR)

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Sent away by the women, Paul drives to the hospital. About half a mile south of Waterhead on the A591. (NR)

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The camera pans with the car as it passes. About half a mile south of Waterhead on the A591. (NR)

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At the hospital, Paul finds Tommy who discharges himself and asks to be taken to the house where he leaves letters for Rosemary and his daughter.

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After the two finish the weekend off at a party upstairs, Paul wakes on Monday morning to find Tommy gone and that his car won't start. Horn Road in Acton W2.

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Paul returns to work and is horrified to learn that Ash and Vic were joking when they told him about the 'Three and Out' rule. The windows overlook Harrow on the Hill station from the back of properties on Station Road, Harrow.

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Although distressed, Paul continues with his next turn of duty. The exit from the Northern Line’s northbound Barnet Branch tunnel to the south-east of East Finchley station.

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Anticipating Tommy's impending suicide, Paul brings train 208 into the next station. East Finchley station on High Road, London N2.

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Through the cab window, Paul sees Tommy step onto the track ahead. The centre route continue towards Highgate Depot while those flanking are the Northern Line to, and from, central London.

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Tommy turns to face the oncoming train.

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"A deal is a deal."

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At home, Paul looks through the window onto another day before sitting at his computer and starting to write 'Three and Out'. Looking onto Horn Road in Acton W2.

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After being sent a copy of his novel along with a cheque, Frankie turns up at Paul's flat and tells him to pack his bags.

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In South Africa, Paul and Frankie carry out Tommy's last wish.