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Under Suspicion (1991)

In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

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Hotel Deskman
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Hotel Waiter
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Michael Almaz ...
Stasio
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2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes ...
Undertaker
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In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional co-respondent for painter Carlo Stasio but the pair are shot dead in the hotel room. In charge of the case is Frank, Tony's ex-partner still on the Brighton force. His most likely suspects are Angeline, Stasio's mistress who is set to inherit his house and pictures, and Tony himself, parts of whose story don't seem to add up. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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How close can you get to a killer before you're too close?

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Rated R for areas of strong violence and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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28 February 1992 (USA)  »

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A Sombra de uma Suspeita  »

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$221,295
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Patrick Bergin dropped out playing the male lead due to creative differences. Liam Neeson was eventually cast in his place. See more »

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UHF television aerials are visible on the rooftops over several houses. Television had not started transmitting on UHF in 1959. See more »


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CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Performed by Dickie Valentine (as Dicky Valentine)
By courtesy of The Decca Record Company Ltd
Written by Lyle Moraine
Copyright Northern Music Company
Licensed by MCA Music Publishing
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British Whodunit at its best.
19 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

A bit of a confusing start of this perfect whodunit is the only bad thing about this film.

To start with the script, it´s brilliant. It is credible, well written,has clues that makes it worth watching over and over again (even without the surprises that you encounter the first time you watch it). I like the fact that this is not a Hollywood production. I seriously do not think that this script would have made it to production without some changes if it was made in hollywood.

Then the acting. Liam Neeson puts on a splendid performance, complex acting with certain subtle things that I did not notice the first viewing, which made sense while watching it again. His best film IMO (knowing that a lot of people thinks that "Schindler´s list" is better). I do not recognize the rest of the actors, but no one did bad.

Grade: 9 out of 10

So if you like suspense whodunit, this is a must see.


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