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The Custodian (1993)

 -  Drama  -  September 1993 (USA)
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A police detective decides to expose the pervasive corruption that permeates his department.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Det. Sgt. James Quinlan
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Det. Church
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Ferguson
Kelly Dingwall ...
Reynolds
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Gosia Dobrowolska ...
Josie
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Jilly
Skye Wansey ...
Claire Ferguson
Khristina Totos ...
Pixie Church (as Christina Totos)
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Louise
Joy Smithers ...
Helen Quinlan
Tim McKenzie ...
Beetson
Norman Kaye ...
Judge
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Brennan
Bogdan Koca ...
Psychologist
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Det. Quinlan has left his alcoholic wife, sprouting a bloom of insecurity, anger and self-motivation within him to expose the corrupt police force that surrounds him. He abandons his 'straight' life to partner in crime with his co-worker, Det. Church, in order to get on the inside of the circle of double-agents. He sides privately with a reporter, Reynolds, and an Internal Affairs lawyer, Ferguson, to expose them to the press. Once they have gathered enough information, all the corrupt police, including the newly recruited Quinlan are arrested. Ferguson then works to get Quinlan a reduced sentence for helping them. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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In a corrupt police force, the one bad apple is an honest cop.

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Det. Sgt. James Quinlan: [to a thug he has pinned against the wall] You of course know what Seneca said about fine conduct. In letters to Vasilius he said that fine conduct is always spontaneous.
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The Custodian
8 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you are a die-hard Anthony LaPaglia fan then you'll love all the moody shots of him. However as a film poor old Anthony and Hugo Weaving struggle manfully with bad script, bad directing and appalling editing. The whole plot clunks along. It's a pity as Weaving and Lapaglia are great actors. I would like to say I enjoyed this movie but I'm afraid I didn't. The introduction of love interest into Quinlan's life was particularly ill-conceived as it had precisely nothing to do with furthering the story. If you have seen Lantana then this will be a bit of a disappointment. My advice is forget this, watch one of LaPaglia's other good films instead. There are enough to choose from!!


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