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Grievous Bodily Harm (1988)

A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.

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Tom Stewart
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Morris Martin
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Det. Sgt. Ray Birch
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Stephen Enderby
Caz Lederman ...
Vivian Enderby
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Barbara Helmsley
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Annie
Joy Bell ...
Claudine
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Mick
Craig Ashley ...
Agostino
Gary Waddell ...
Eddie Weaks
Gary Stalker ...
Derek Allen
Marise Wipani ...
Suzie
Saskia Schlicht ...
Natalie
Dominic Gowans ...
Prentice
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A schoolteacher (John Waters) becomes obsessed with the idea that his wife (Joy Bell) did not die in a car accident, as everyone else thinks.

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When desire is obsession and passion turns to madness. See more »


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January 1989 (USA)  »

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Non film noir in Oz
24 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Australian film tries desperately hard to be 'film noir' with it's convoluted and somewhat confusing storyline. But that's where any similarity ends as lots of action takes place in daylight and massive sunshine, a noir no-no.

Once the story of a man searching for his missing wife emerges more, it turns out it isn't that intriguing anyway. And since she's staying what only seems a few streets away, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out, except the people in this aren't that smart really...

This sort of thing has been so much better in the past with classics like 'Farewell, my lovely' or more recently with 'LA Confidential.'

This just isn't in the same league.


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