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Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roland Copping
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Jonathan Wheats
Josephine Byrnes ...
Beth Wheats
Mitchell McMahon ...
Young Roland Copping
Andrew McMahon ...
Young Matthew
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Mother (as Rebel Russell)
Peter Mochrie ...
Michael Allen
Helen O'Connor ...
Margaret
Colleen Clifford ...
Mrs. Waterson
Vincent Ball ...
Judge
Gandhi MacIntyre ...
Cartel Valuer
Christina Ormani ...
Telephone Girl
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Detective Simms
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Detective Alan
Ian Cockburn ...
Matthew
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Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple who make an unusual insurance claim. Written by Anonymous

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Having too much fun can be deadly! See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner/Chappell Music
Performed by Marcia Hines with Bob Coassin's Big Band
Courtesy of Peter Rix Management
Arranged and Conducted by Derek Williams
Produced by Guy Gross
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Very frightening! A Psychological Thriller!... No, A right laugh!

Being a fan of bizarre movies, I took immediate interest in this one!! The plot is quite simple. It's about a married couple, The Wheats (played by Hugo Weaving and Josephine Byrnes), who are trying to keep their little insurance fraud a secret from the police... but someone is on to them! Rolland Copping (portrayed brilliantly brilliantly by Phil Collins) comes to the Wheats posing as an insurance agent. Though the couple trust him at first, they find him quite eccentric... Which he IS! Copping loves to constantly play gags and practical jokes on people. Once the Wheats are sick of Copping constantly showing up and bothering them, he threatens to expose them for the frauds they are! That is unless he is "persuaded" not to. Bribe after bribe, Copping is relentless! All the while, he plays psychological gags and mind games on the Wheats (all with that "nice guy" facade). Can Copping be stopped? Will the Wheats be exposed? You'll never know unless you watch this movie! Be prepared for a weird ride!


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