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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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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: 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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Small Gem
19 February 1999 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a real gem. Gritty Australian thriller about a worn-out policeman who decides to blow the whistle on the corruption in his department. Trouble is, he has to implicate himself. Anthony LaPaglia - an underrated actor - gets into his character really well. Hugo Weaving (known from Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) is really creepy as his partner, who's 'on the take'. Convincing all around: score 9. So, for once, don't rent one of the 50-or-so copies of blockbuster X (all action, no story), and try to find this one.


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