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The Innocent Sleep (1996)

 -  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
Dermot Keaney ...
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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26 January 1996 (UK)  »

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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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References First Blood (1982) See more »

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9 January 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This got shown on BBC 1 just before midnight so I was expecting another American TVM . But as it started I was slightly surprised to find THE INNOCENT SLEEP was a British thriller , unfortunately it`s not a very good one

The problem is that it`s not just run of the mill but also treats the characters as stereotypes . All homeless people are either Scottish or scousers except for one old gentleman who is of course very high class , and all of them without exception alkies . Gangsters are of course either cockneys or Italians who of course all smoke cigars . All policemen are either corrupt or stupid while all journalists are of course workaholics who leave no stone unturned as they crusade to cover the truth . As much as the plot tries to twist and turn you still find yourself expecting more from a modern British thriller . Maybe I`d have been better off with an American TVM


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