R | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The humorous adventures of the notorious Scottish highwayman and thief Davey Haggart during the 1820s in Britain.
John Hurt got to know director John Boorman while filming in Ireland. After Hurt's death, Boorman recalled his belief that John Huston had "decided after the first week that the film was a dud and if he could kill or seriously injure his star it would be cancelled and the insurance would pay up," and that Huston had him undertake dangerous horse-riding scenes for this very reason.
When fame comes to a man at so early an age, it can only be deserved.
When Davey, standing by the cairn, talks about his father, the line "And how would my harlot mother know which one sired me?" has apparently been recorded apart from the rest of his speech.