The Parole Officer

  |  91 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Steve Coogan makes his big screen debut as a Blackpool parole officer so ineffectual (only three clients from around 1,000 ex-cons have not re-offended) that he is transferred by his superiors to Manchester. In no time at all this bumbling well-meaner finds himself framed for a murder committed by bent copper DI Burton (Stephen Dillane). The one piece of evidence that will prove his innocence, a CCTV tape showing the murder, is locked away in a bank vault; so he assembles his ex-clients and persuades them to break in and steal it.