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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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Towards the end of the movie, when Frank and Tony are discussing the guilt or otherwise of Angeline, the derelict West Pier in Brighton can be seen in the background. The movie is set in 1959-1961, yet the West Pier at Brighton was fully functional until 1975. 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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Clever thriller
30 July 2004 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Very well acted and filmed this clever, agile suspense thriller won't let you down because of the reason that the intrigue will not allow to switch off your video of DVD player. The place: England, late 50's. The topic: laws of divorce. Adultery. Just take a photograph for evidence. This was forged in order to oblige the spouse to divorce. You only have to find the lover. Tony Aaron (Neeson) was the man who used his wife to simulate adultery. But she will die with a powerful man. The man's misterious lover (Laura San Giacomo) gets in between the case. A battle will start for Aaron to prove that his innocence. Suspense till the end. I rate this movie 9 out 10. Andres.


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