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Release Date:
17 September 1993 (USA) See more »
He's No Ordinary Insurance Man -- You Can Bet Your Life On It! See more »
Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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A refreshing, oddball little film! Phil Collins in a fine film role! See more (8 total) »


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Phil Collins ... Roland Copping

Hugo Weaving ... Jonathan Wheats
Josephine Byrnes ... Beth Wheats
Mitchell McMahon ... Young Roland Copping
Andrew McMahon ... Young Matthew

Rebel Penfold-Russell ... 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

Nicholas Hammond ... Detective Simms

Kee Chan ... Detective Alan
Ian Cockburn ... Matthew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Clark ... Barry Gribble
Martin Cooper ... Lawyer

Directed by
Stephan Elliott 
Writing credits
Stephan Elliott (written by)

Produced by
Andrena Finlay .... producer
Rebel Penfold-Russell .... executive producer (as Rebel Russell)
Stuart Quin .... producer
Original Music by
Guy Gross 
Cinematography by
Geoff Burton 
Film Editing by
Brian Kavanagh 
Jill Savitt 
Frans Vandenburg 
Casting by
Alison Barrett 
Production Design by
Brian Thomson 
Art Direction by
Robert Dein 
Set Decoration by
Ro Bruen-Cook 
Kathy Moyes 
Costume Design by
Fiona Spence 
Makeup Department
Wendy Freeman .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Heygate .... assistant director
John Martin .... assistant director
Andrew Timlin .... third assistant director
Art Department
Frank Kmiec .... neon art
Grant Lee .... standby props
Angus Tattle .... assistant art director
Eric Todd .... scenic artist
Ross Wallace .... paintings
Sound Department
Peter S. Carlstedt .... dialog editor
Kurt Kassulke .... re-recording mixer
Andrew Lancaster .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Perkins .... re-recording mixer
Noelleen Westcombe .... assistant sfx editor
Special Effects by
David Young .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Bernard Ledger .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter McDougall .... underwater camera operator
Editorial Department
Robert Bayless .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Norman R. Walker .... assistant editor
Location Management
Lori Flekser .... location manager
David Joyce .... location manager
Music Department
Robin Gray .... music scoring engineer
Derek Williams .... composer: additional music (1993)
Derek Williams .... conductor
Derek Williams .... orchestrator
Other crew
Tom Burstall .... completion representative
Jonathon Green .... production assistant
Susan Wiley .... continuity (as Sue Wiley)

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Directorial debut of Stephan Elliott.See more »
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A refreshing, oddball little film! Phil Collins in a fine film role!, 13 December 2001
Author: Tom May ( from United Kingdom

Coming across this late at night on ITV1 was quite a find really. I had heard of it, and the idea of Phil Collins as a demented villain did appeal. I really liked the oddball quality of it all, with Collins wonderful as a jovial, buffoonish grinner, treading the line between menace and absurdity in portraying one Roland Copping, who one might call a tad eccentric. The lunacy and non-sequiturs build up very effectively in the middle of the film; perhaps the tone might have been made a little more dark, or perhaps less light, presumably with different, less jaunty music.

Maybe it tails off slightly, but the ending somehow seems to me a gem. The absurdism isn't compromised by a happy ending, it is strengthened by a subtle, fitting conclusion.

I wouldn't say this was a perfect film, but it is damn enjoyable, far from the mainstream and never bland. The sets, by the way, for Copping's house, are fab; just thought I had to add that!

Rating:- *** 1/2/*****

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