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The Innocent Sleep (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  26 January 1996 (UK)
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The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, ... See full summary »

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Lusano
Tony Bluto ...
Thorn
Paul Brightwell ...
Pelham
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Det. Insp. Matheson
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Alan Terry
Campbell Morrison ...
Mac
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George
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Adolfo Cavani
Hilary Crowson ...
Sheila Terry
Kieran Smith ...
Newspaper Vendor
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Police Constable
Brian Lipson ...
Police Sergeant
Dermot Kerrigan ...
Willie
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Driver
Alex Giannini ...
Thug (as Alex Richardson)
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The young, bright and decent London tramp Alan Terry accidentally witnesses a mob execution. He gets away, but leaves enough evidence for them to come looking for him among the homeless, and most violently: his older best friend is killed by arson. It turns out that Matheson, the police Detective Inspector in charge of the murder investigation, is in cahoot with the mob boss Adolfo Cavani, and actually on Alan's trace, with the firm intent to eliminate the dangerous witness. The only one who may actually help Alan is a female reporter... Written by KGF Vissers

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26 January 1996 (UK)  »

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Der Augenzeuge - Gnadenlos gejagt  »

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Inspired by the case of Roberto Calvi, "God's Banker", found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge in 1982. Originally treated as suicide, an Italian inquiry has now established that Calvi was murdered. See more »

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Odd title.... but I'd certainly watch it again
13 March 2005 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I too caught this about midnight, not aware it was being shown and had missed first 15 minutes but thoroughly enjoyed its Britishness. Being a Londoner I found it captured the essence of a London police drama, albeit very stereotypically but with a charm long forgotten, but the locations were wonderfully captured and made me feel quite homesick (even though i'm a North Londoner by birth), it really did remind me of The Lavender Hill Mob or Dixon of Dock Green. It also reminded me of an episode from The Sweeney or dare I say it The Bill and these programmes still have great following. Rupert Graves gave a splendid performance as did the whole cast and wish I had seen it when first shown.


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