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Tony Aaron
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Frank
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Hazel Aaron
Alan Talbot ...
Powers
Malcolm Storry ...
Waterston
Martin Grace ...
Colin
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Barrister
Stephen Oxley ...
Hotel Deskman
Colin Dudley ...
Hotel Waiter
Richard Graham ...
Denny
Alison Ruffelle ...
1st Chambermaid
Michael Almaz ...
Stasio
Victoria Alcock ...
2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes ...
Undertaker
Alphonsia Emmanuel ...
Selina
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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 (USA)
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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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Several scenes are shot on an undercliff walk, using the white cliffs of Peacehaven as a backdrop. This walking area was not created until the 1970-'80s. 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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Neo-noir delivers the goods in a tightly plotted story
24 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This neo-noir is definitely worthwhile. I could see no plot holes and I think it will stand up under repeated viewings. Liam Neeson does a superb job that few other actors could handle for this particular role and story. The plot and the characters in the story mesh quite well.

There is a little bit of "time limit" suspense toward the end that doesn't feel altogether right, but extremely few movies are without defects. Otherwise, the entire effort is handled very capably. Production values are very good.

I read no reviews before seeing the movie, other than a few words saying that it was a noir and underrated, both of which it is. That's the best way of seeing it, without knowing anything about it, and so I am saying the minimum. I view it as a suspenseful mystery-crime noir with procedural detective elements. It is not a thriller.

If you get a chance, check it out.


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