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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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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 ...
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Det. Robran
Leverne McDonnell ...
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Andrew Bayly ...
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Beecroft
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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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Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior: [Looks down] Nice shoes. They Italian?
Eddie Rodney Fleming: No.
Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior: No? Where'd you get them then?
Eddie Rodney Fleming: David Jones.
Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior: David Jones?
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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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Possibly the best Australian film of the 1990s
28 September 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

If somebody told me that there is an Australian movie called The Interview, which runs for almost two hours and spends about 90% of that time in the same interview room, I would have thought "Wow, sounds really boring." Well, it is not boring by a long shot. The Interview is one of the best, possibly even _the_ best, Australian movies of the 1990s.

A man, unknown to us to begin with, is arrested under very unpleasant circumstances, in the early hours just before dawn. He is abused and roughly treated, finally being humiliated like a disobedient child. He is then taken to the police station and left for over an hour in an interview room. He is denied food, and is told that he has been brought in for a very minor crime. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is much more to this case than meets the eye. Soon after, we see there is even more to it, and the significance continues to grow.

Do not let anybody tell you the storyline. The surprises are extremely entertaining on first viewing, but, interestingly, it remains a solidly entertaining and intriguing film even when you know all of its secrets.

I highly recommend this film to everybody. Literally. All of my friends eventually succumbed to my nagging...


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