RESOURCES

Bellman and True

The movie Bellman and True was based on the book Bellman and True.

Which one did you like better, the movie or the book?  Right now there are 2 votes for the book, and 1 vote for the movie.

VOTE NOW:         

Movie details for Bellman and True

The movie was released in 1987 and directed by Richard Loncraine. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Bernard Hill, Derek Newark, Richard Hope, Ken Bones, Frances Tomelty, Kieran O'Brien, John Kavanagh, Arthur Whybrow, Jim Dowdall, Peter Howell, Kate McEnery, Anne Carroll, Richard Strange, Peter Jonfield, Andrew Paul, Richard Walsh, Camilla Nash, Badi Uzzaman, William Sleigh and Chris Sanders (II).

Read More About This Movie

Richard Loncraine's 1987 heist drama puts the accent on character-driven drama and not on the mechanics of a crime. Bernard Hill plays a computer whiz whose wife abandons him and his son, a devastating change that results in Hill's character getting drunk... Read More
Richard Loncraine's 1987 heist drama puts the accent on character-driven drama and not on the mechanics of a crime. Bernard Hill plays a computer whiz whose wife abandons him and his son, a devastating change that results in Hill's character getting drunk, losing his job, and selling a computer tape containing a map of a bank's security system to a particularly brutal crime boss (Richard Hope). The nerdy hero's troubles are only beginning, though: the gangster kidnaps his son and forces Hill to collaborate on defeating the bank's security during a theft. While there is no mistaking the real villains in this piece, the story has its share of twists inspired by moral grayness and issues in which forced culpability merges with outright temptation. This is a human drama, and Loncraine shoots it accordingly, more fascinated with the characters' internal experiences than anything else. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Bellman and True

Bellman and True was written by Desmond Lowden. The book was published in 1975 by Book Club Associates. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Desmond Lowden also wrote Bellman and True (1975).

Read More About This Book