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The Custodian (1993)

A police detective decides to expose the pervasive corruption that permeates his department.

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Det. Church
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Ferguson
Kelly Dingwall ...
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Gosia Dobrowolska ...
Josie
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Jilly
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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 ...
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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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September 1993 (USA)  »

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Det. Sgt. James Quinlan: And had you known the quote, you'd have said to him, as Burke said when questioned on the French Revolution in 1790, "Patience will achieve more than force."
Reynolds: Who the fuck are you?
Det. Sgt. James Quinlan: I'm a two-bit philosopher. That's who I am.
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Sail Into the Moonlight
Written by Colin Timms & Lu Malm
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Excellent writing, superb plot, phenomenal acting
20 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about a good cop forced to undergo severe hardship in order to do what he knows is right. The dialogue is very natural and excellently performed. The plot is intriguing all the way through. LaPaglia, Weaving, and Otto, and the other actors were fantastic. As a die-hard LaPaglia fan, I couldn't be more pleased!

If you're looking for a solid cop story with a touch of heart (but nothing soppy), I highly recommend this film.

The only downside to this movie is it occasionally has slightly cheesy music and a few other hints that it was produced on the cheap. Still, if this is the kind of gem that can come out of inexpensive production, what excuse is left for big studios to turn out so much crap? This movie shows that good writing and acting are the most important parts of any film. See it!


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