Double X: The Name of the Game

Date: 1992
Director: Shani Grewal
Production Company: New World International

Stars: Norman Wisdom, William Katt, Bernard Hill, Gemma Craven, Simon Ward, Chloë Annett
Location(s): Berkshire, Dumfries & Galloway (Scotland), Hertfordshire

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Storyline:

A skilled safe-cracker working for a crime syndicate wants out after witnessing the brutal methods of persuasion used by gang leader.

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A Sealink liveried ferry approaches Stranraer after crossing the Irish Sea from Larne. This is Loch Ryan to the north of Stranraer in Dumfries & Galloway.

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Michael Cooper makes his way from the ferry. The walkway from Stranraer station.

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A car hire Agent (Morag Owen) shows Michael Cooper (William Katt) to the BMW that he’s rented. Stranraer Ferry Terminal.

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Cooper drives away from the port. Looking towards the East Pier from the former Ferry Terminal’s vehicle loading apron. Ferry services from the port ceased in 2011.

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Heading south from Stranraer, Cooper heads for Portpatrick. Facing north at the junction of the A77 and the A716 in Dumfries & Galloway with Endfield House in the left background.

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The shot follows the car as it corners. Looking along the A77 Portpatrick Road towards Lochans with Mount Pleasant in the distance.

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Cooper arrives at his destination. The car park of the Portpatrick Hotel with Heugh Road through the gateway.

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After getting out of the BMW, Cooper looks across towards an Austin Allegro and Portpatrick Harbour beyond.

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Carrying his holdall, the traveller heads for the hotel. The Portpatrick Hotel in Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway.

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Cooper admires the view from the dining room before engaging with a man named Arthur sitting at the next table. Portpatrick Harbour with North Crescent and South Crescent curving away to the south.

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When he sees a Stranger enter the dining room, Arthur Clutten (Norman Wisdom) excuses himself and runs from the hotel.

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Arthur reaches the car park to see a plane fly overhead as a Woman gets out of her car.

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Arthur’s car explodes, throwing the Woman to the ground.

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The Stranger stares at Arthur before turning away and disappearing behind the wall.

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Distraught, Arthur makes his way from the hotel on foot before he is picked up by Cooper in his BMW. Heugh Road in Portpatrick.

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A fire engine approaches a junction. The corner of Main Street and Braefield Road in Portpatrick with a former railway bridge abutment to the centre.

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Cooper speeds towards the junction, just missing the appliance. The corner of Main Street and Braefield Road.

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As they near the village, a car begins to follow Cooper and Arthur. The junction of Main Street and St. Patrick Street.

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Cooper tries to shake the pursuer off. Welsh Place, Portpatrick.

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Welsh Place, approaching the junction with North Crescent.

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The Rover SD1 keeps up. North Crescent with Welsh Place joining to the left.

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Facing north on North Crescent.

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Cooper turns into a narrow side street. Looking into Blair Terrace from North Crescent.

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The chase continues through the village. North Crescent with the Portpatrick Hotel above the village to the left.

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The Rover takes to the promenade in an effort to overtake Cooper and his passenger. South Crescent with the entrance to Barrack Street in the centre background.

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The end of South Crescent in Portpatrick . . . . and the Rover.

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In flashback, a Rolls Royce approaches Iggy’s club where Arthur is waiting.

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Bodyguards (Ian Worrel and Elwin 'Chopper' David) look after their boss Edward Ross (Simon Ward) as he gets out of the car.

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When Arthur announces that he wishes to retire from the organisation, Ross tells him to take a few weeks holiday after the next job.

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The shot pans to bring more of the city into view.

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Inside Arthur's home, his daughter Sarah comes down to breakfast to find him asleep at the table.

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The camera tilts down the front of the house.

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Arthur puts phase one of his plan into operation. Stoke Road, Slough in Berkshire with the former Leopard Coffee House on the left.

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Arthur arrives outside the antique shop with Jenny Eskridge (Gemma Craven) and Sarah (Chloë Annett). Looking south on Stoke Road in Slough. The distant skyline has since been redesigned somewhat.

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A boat floats down the Thames. This channel runs between the Berkshire Shore of the River Thames and Monkey Island near Bray.

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Ross meets with a Minister (Derren Nesbitt) who asks if it's true that he wants to enter politics. The Monkey Island Hotel on Monkey Island.

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Phase two of Arthur's plan is put into action. Reading station on Station Hill, Reading in Berkshire.

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An envelope is posted and there's no going back. The concourse at Reading station.

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Arthur deposits a package at the stations left luggage office.

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Back in the present, the BMW breaks down and Cooper leads Arthur to a remote castle for shelter. Looking towards Dunskey Castle above Castle Bay in Dumfries & Galloway.

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Overnight the two men talk, getting to know each other. Dunskey Castle near Portpatrick.

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The following morning, Cooper leaves Arthur resting as he goes to retrieve something from the next chamber. Dating from the 12th Century, the castle was in ruins by the end of the 1600s.

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The hit-man returns and shoots his target. Dunskey Castle stands about ½ mile south of Portpatrick.

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Having rescued Arthur’s daughter after she’s kidnapped by Ignatious 'Iggy' Smith, the now injured Cooper stops at a petrol station.

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Waking to find her hero on the banks of a lake, Sarah Clutten gets out of the car.

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Sarah nears Cooper as he tends to his wounds. This may be Tyke's Water Lake in Aldenham Park, Hertfordshire but confirmation is needed.

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Cooper calls Iggy as Sarah shops for provisions.

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Having arranged a rendezvous in a quarry, the pair look down on Iggy's car.

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As the two approach, Ignatious Smith (Bernard Hill) waits before revealing to Sarah that Cooper killed her father.

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The Minister attends a party thrown by Ross. The Monkey Island Hotel on Monkey Island in the River Thames.

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The film approaches its end as Ignatious takes his boss Ross on a short helicopter ride. The Monkey Island Hotel on Monkey Island near Bray on Thames, Berkshire.

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