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A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.


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Credited cast:
Eddie Rodney Fleming
Det. Sgt. John Steele
Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior
Paul Sonkkila ...
Det. Insp. Jackson
Barry Walls
Peter McCauley ...
Det. Hudson
Glynis Angel ...
Det. Robran
Leverne McDonnell ...
Libby Stone ...
Mrs. Beecroft
Andrew Bayly ...
Const. Prowse
Doug Dew ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Cavanaugh ...
Polly Crooke ...
Robert Davis ...
Peta Doodson ...
Mrs Rogers


A modest man is suddenly seized from his apartment and interrogated by the police for what initially is presented as involving a stolen car, but its slowly revealed to involve a serial killing. Meanwhile Internal Affairs is investigating the manner in which the investigating officers work. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Release Date:

20 August 1998 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Das Interview  »

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AUD 2,600,000 (estimated)

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[repeated line]
John Steele: I'm interrupting this interview for the purpose of making further inquiries.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the New Yorker Video DVD, right before the main menu appears, a quote of Eddie Fleming fills the screen: "Just goes to show you how the mind works." At the very end, after the credits roll, a quote of Det. Steele fills the screen: "I don't know Mr. Fleming, how does the mind work?" But if you run the end credits a second time a different quote appears at the end, this time from Det. Prior: "It's about a fucking stolen fucking car you fucking fuckwit." See more »

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An Aussie Classic!
3 April 2002 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

While the supporting cast is excellent, make no mistake: this is Hugo Weaving's film. He constantly keeps the audience guessing and easily changes his role from the victim to the villain by the tweaking of his facial features.

Hugo is starting to make waves in the international scene, and hopefully, if there's any justice he will a win similar success that Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce are enjoying. Roles in the Matrix (and now Lord Of The Rings) trilogy are winning him notice.

This film is recommended for those don't think any movie made in Australia (by Australians) can be worth watching. A very intelligent film that demands your attention and holds your intrigue until the very last shot.

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