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The Silent Partner -- THE SILENT PARTNER stars Miles Cullen (Elliott Gould) as a teller who discovers Harry Reikle's (Christopher Plummer) scheme to rob his bank. Cullen squirrels away $50,000 in a safety deposit box before Reikle strikes. The papers report the bank's loss. Reikle realizes that there's an extra $50,000. The sadistic Reikle puts the screws on Cullen to fork over the dough...but Cullen has lost the key.

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Director:
Writers:
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
Anders Bodelsen (novel)
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Release Date:
30 March 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A masterpiece of cunning and suspense... In a web of mounting tension, a beautiful girl is trapped and torn between two lovers, climaxing in a scene more terrifying than a nightmare! See more »
Plot:
A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Like a Game of Chess See more (57 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Daryl Duke 
 
Writing credits
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

Anders Bodelsen (novel "Think of a Number")

Produced by
Garth H. Drabinsky .... executive producer
Curtis Hanson .... associate producer
Joel B. Michaels .... producer
Stephen Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oscar Peterson (theme composer)
 
Cinematography by
Billy Williams 
 
Film Editing by
George Appleby 
 
Casting by
Karen Hazzard 
 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
 
Set Decoration by
Dave Deyell 
Gerry Holmes  (as Gerald Holmes)
 
Makeup Department
Ken Brooke .... makeup artist
Adrian Hoffman .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Brenda Bonner .... assistant production manager
Liz Butterfield .... production manager
Gary Flanagan .... assistant production manager
Marilyn Stonehouse .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rossie Grose .... second assistant director
Alan Simmonds .... first assistant director
Rudy Wrench .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Andres Bartels .... assistant art director
Denis Kirkham .... production laborer (as Dennis Kirkham)
Cy Langevin .... assistant props
Steve Shewchuk .... property master
 
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Michael Dandy .... assistant sound editor
Abe De Cesare .... boom swinger (as Abe de Cesare)
Glen Gauthier .... sound re-recording mixer
David Lee .... sound recordist
Bruce Nyznik .... sound editor
Peter Thillaye .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Bill Wood .... special effects (as Bill Woods)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Breeze .... gaffer
Tom Finnen .... assistant grip
Ron Gillham .... key grip
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Stephen M. Katz .... photography: second unit (as Stephen Katz)
David Lucas .... electrician
Joachim Martin .... second assistant camera (as Jock Martin)
Anthony R. Palmieri .... first assistant camera (as Anthony Palmieri)
John Russ .... dolly grip
Laszlo Szilvassy .... still photographer (as Laszlo Szilvassey)
Cliff West .... generator operator
Brian Woodroof .... electrician (as Brian Woodruff)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gayle Franklin .... assistant wardrobe (as Gayle Mcleod)
Debi Weldon .... wardrobe (as Deborah Weldon)
 
Editorial Department
Michael Clark .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music recording supervisor (as Len Engel)
Kenneth Wannberg .... conductor (as Ken Wannberg)
Kenneth Wannberg .... music arranger (as Ken Wannberg)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
John Cocks .... driver captain
Bill Jackson .... driver captain
 
Other crew
Peter Cresswell .... production assistant (as Peter Creswell)
Cyril Drabinsky .... production assistant
Natalie Drache .... script supervisor
Alice Ferrier .... production coordinator
Hal Galli .... representative: Cine Guarantor
Hannah Hempstead .... associate to producers
Mario Kassar .... presenter
Margaret Livingston .... production secretary (as Margaret A. Livingston)
Heather McIntosh .... production accountant
Linda Shapiro .... unit publicist
Andrew G. Vajna .... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Lisa King .... production accounts (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime:
106 min
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Trivia:
This movie is considered a Canuxploitation (Canadian exploitation) movie.See more »
Quotes:
Miles Cullen:I feel as though I know you very well.
Harry Reikle:Then you know I'm ready to kill you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in From Stereo to Video (2014) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
C'mon DowntownSee more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Like a Game of Chess, 10 April 2007

Director Daryl Duke makes a very taut thriller here about a figurative chess game between Elliot Gould, a bank teller who stole in excess of $48,000, and Christopher Plummer the real thief who gets outwitted. Gould and Plummer have some remarkable scenes between them - most of them on phones - one upstairs and the other in a phone booth. The tension created has roller-coaster effects through much of the film to see what the next move is for each character. I was riveted through much of it. Added in for some extra measure are various love liaisons for Gould and lots of depth given to the main characters. Gould does a very good job carrying off a very difficult role as a man who is quiet, overlooked, and introspective. Plummer is his equal as a maniacal killer/thief who knows how to play cat and mouse. The film has several memorable scenes: the ending in the mall was just fantastic as were all the scenes shot in Gould's apartment. Susannah York gives an integral performance as a co-worker at the bank. The director gives this rather pedestrian material lots of life, though the film obviously is a product of the 70s with way too much nudity for a film like this. Just about every woman in the movies goes bare-chested at some point(not that I am complaining mind you). If you are looking for a real edge of your seater then the Canadian production The Silent Partner might just be what you need to see.

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