Drama - Development 2021

A jilted lover, a football mad copper, the most audacious robbery since "The Italian Job"....and a four decade long
cover astonishing true story...hidden until now

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Writer(s)
    • Jon KING
    • Producer(s)
    • Synopsis
    • NICKED!
      Present Day. West Bar Police Station in Sheffield is being closed down and the station personnel relocated. During the clearing out process a set of incriminating photographs dating from 1982 is unearthed, and Mick Greenhough is one of three former police officers hauled into their old place of work to answer questions.

      Where did these photographs come from? Who took them? Why wasn’t the Chief informed about them?

      And more’s the point: Who is that mystery person, there, holding what looks like the European Cup with PC Mick Greenhough?

      The three coppers clearly harbour a secret…

      Rewind to May 1982 ... 28-year-old PC Mick Greenhough arrives for work and what he believes will be another routine nightshift at West Bar Police Station, Sheffield. But as Mick is about to discover, this night is anything but routine. This night will see Mick break the law.

      One hundred miles south, in a pub near Birmingham, Aston Villa players celebrate last night’s European Cup success by signing autographs and allowing fans to have their photos taken with the famous trophy, which is on display for the evening in the pub. 28-year-old Birmingham City fan Adrian Reed is among those present, and unbeknown to everyone else, Adrian plans a celebration all his own. Before the night is done, for reasons we will later discover, Adrian will steal the cup from under the noses of all present and take it on an adventure-filled road trip to Sheffield ... where, ultimately, he will run headlong into PC Mick Greenhough.

      Once acquainted, our two protagonists will conspire to effect one of the biggest cover-ups in sporting history—and in the process, each will realise an implausible dream.

      It’s not every day you get to play in the European Cup Final, after all!