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They caused probably the biggest wild-goose chase in British criminal history and a switch of inquiries from this area to Wearside which cost pounds 4m.
The bizarre tape was broadcast nationally and sent police on the biggest wild-goose chase in British criminal history with the hoax inquiry eventually costing police more than pounds 4 million.
Behind Nelson, the star of the film is an ever-present bluegrass soundtrack that rambles and pops as the three challenged heroes seem doomed to run in circles on their wild-goose chase for fortune, freedom, and a way home.