While the performances are all effective, McCoy totally steals the film, never breaking the character’s kindly demeanor even after his motives and secrets become known. In fact, his joviality actually enhances the menace.
The story is about teenage schoolboy Tom (Bill Milner) who is attacked by a gang on his housing estate in London. One of the gang members pulls a gun on Tom and as he is running away they chase after him. Frantically trying to escape the gang whilst he tries to call for help on his phone only to be shot in the right side of his head causing the phone to splinter into a thousand pieces with some of the phone shrapnel going into Tom’s head.