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The Great Pretender (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  14 April 1991 (USA)
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A newspaper reporter, who has just won a trial against his newspaper which had fired him, suffers dangerous reprisals at his work.

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Earle Brattigan
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Kate Hightower
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Wilson Leer
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Panos Bratso (as Ipale Aharon)
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Giancarlo Strano
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Martin Brinkman
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Albert Eastlake
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Hasamu Mochadomi
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Rose Outland
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Karen Winter
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Owen Milner
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Len Clairmont
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A newspaper reporter, who has just won a trial against his newspaper which had fired him, suffers dangerous reprisals at his work.

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Rules of Journalism
14 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film and would really like to find a copy of it. It had great lines in it about the "rules of journalism" - number one being "follow the money". The disguises and "tricks" Earle Brattigan (Bruce Greenwood) uses to get people to talk to him about his investigation are inventive and very amusing (but also a bit dangerous given the people he is dealing with). It was not the greatest film, but I found it very entertaining indeed! And, boy, is Bruce Greenwood easy on the eyes! His sidekick provides an amusing foil for his escapades, and the leading lady gives him enough disdain to make their eventual union full of sparks. I seem to recall an escape via a ski lift car careening wildly. All in all good made for TV effort. I think it was a pilot that didn't get picked up. It surely would be welcomed in today's TV wasteland!


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