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The Near Room (1995)

 |  Thriller, Drama  |  11 April 1997 (UK)
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Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, ... See full summary »

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Charlie Colquhoun
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Dougie Patterson
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Elise Gray
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Eddie Harte
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Tommy Stirling
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Bunny
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Alastair Clegg
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Young Colquhoun (as Bill Gardiner)
Garry Sweeney ...
Young Harris Hill
Sean Scanlan ...
Mooney
Julie Miller ...
Bradley
Claire Gray ...
Jade
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Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, Tommy and Charlie's old schoolmate Harris Hill, now a squeaky-clean solicitor, are reunited by a scandal that includes child pornography, blackmail and murder. Written by Anonymous

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Tommy Stirling: What do you call a cross between a labrador and a poodle?
Charlie Colquhoun: I don't know.
Tommy Stirling: A labradoodle.
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A murky 'thriller'
19 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This Scottish thriller was described as the British 'se7en' but sadly I didn't see much of that American film's style in this rather poor effort.

The plot involves Journalist Dunbar trying to find his adopted daughter before she is killed by a paedophile gang. The locations are suitably seedy and noirish but sadly the film is let down by a rather difficult-to-follow plot and some erratic acting.

In fact the most interesting thing about this film is the casting. The director David Hayman takes a major role as Dunbar's editor at the paper and manages to shout all his lines with suitable malice. Andy Serkis also pops up as a transvestite believe it or not! He seems to be doing his Gollum voice throughout!

The gorgeous Julie Graham is sadly wasted as Dunbar's ex-wife however and barely has much to do apart from take her clothes off in a surprisingly erotic scene.

This film really is a missed opportunity for all involved and far too labyrinthine in plot. The characters are underdeveloped and some of the acting is abysmal. And to be honest - any film that wastes Julie Graham's talent doesn't deserve success!

Avoid this below-average and tedious thriller...


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