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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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Eddie Rodney Fleming
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Det. Sgt. John Steele
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Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior
Paul Sonkkila ...
Det. Insp. Jackson
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Barry Walls
Peter McCauley ...
Det. Hudson
Glynis Angel ...
Det. Robran
Leverne McDonnell ...
Solicitor
Libby Stone ...
Mrs. Beecroft
Andrew Bayly ...
Const. Prowse
Doug Dew ...
Beecroft
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Pat Cavanaugh ...
Detective
Polly Crooke ...
Fingers
Robert Davis ...
Detective
Peta Doodson ...
Mrs Rogers
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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20 August 1998 (Australia)  »

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AUD 2,600,000 (estimated)
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Eddie Rodney Fleming: Just goes to show you how the mind works, doesn't it?
John Steele: I don't know Mr. Fleming. How does the mind work?
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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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Not since 12 Angry Men have I been so riveted to a film ...
19 December 2001 | by (Tampa FL) – See all my reviews

37 years after Hitchcock put Psycho on the silver screen, Craig Monahan directed a thriller that competes frame for frame. The Interview explores the duality of the troubled mind through a simple exchange of thoughts. The possible psychosis of a suspected serial killer is examined through the microscope of Australian law enforcement, which bears universal similarities to America's.

The movie relies on two primary ingredients: dialog and acting. Weaving and Martin (principally, with a superb sparse supporting cast) make it work. Enhancing camera angles, lighting, and complementary music put you there - in the interview room. Not since 12 Angry Men have I been so riveted to a film that relies on dialog so heavily. It's a 5 star restaurant meal for the the independent film viewer. So little arrives on the plate; but what comes to you is 100% choice.

If you happen to rent the DVD, invest time watching the alternative ending. It offers a lesson in film making. In the final presentation, Monahan achieves with a facial expression what otherwise might have taken another four minutes to achieve. Self Indulgent, ego-borne film producers take note. It you were satisfied with Hitchcock's ending to The Birds, you'll be content with his ending as I was. But if you watch and leave with doubts about the culpability of the interviewee, those doubts will be dismissed in the alternative ending.

Find a copy and see it soon. 9.5 / 10


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