- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 6, 2011
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Scotland Yard's Jim Naboth (Stacy Keach) battled the bottle instead of London's seedy underworld and lost. But he finds one chance to get out of life's gutter when the mob kidnaps his ex-wife in a ruthless $1-million ransom scheme.
Director Michael Apted tightens The Squeeze into a penetrating study of people under stress -- and a walloping bloody, sexy detective caper in the mold of great British gangland thrillers like Get Carter and The Long Good Friday. He packs it with on-edge performances, starting with Keach as the hard-drinking cop who's no match for both booze and sadistic hoods -- but is determined to free his ex.
An alcoholic Scotland Yard detective, having been fired for his drunkenness, has the opportunity to redeem himself when his wife is kidnapped and he wages battle against the sadistic gangsters and his habit to rescue her.