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The Interview (1998)

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:
Paul Sonkkila ...
Barry Walls
Peter McCauley ...
Glynis Angel ...
Det. Robran
Leverne McDonnell ...
Libby Stone ...
Mrs. Beecroft
Andrew Bayly ...
Const. Prowse
Doug Dew ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Garabaldi
Pat Cavanaugh ...
Polly Crooke ...
Robert Davis ...


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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Two minds... one truth See more »


Thriller | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

20 August 1998 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Das Interview  »

Box Office


AUD 2,600,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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13 November 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Agent Smith (actually named Eddie Fleming in this film) is taking a nap when the police barge in, trash his apartment, intimidate him, arrest him, and throw him into an "interview room" accusing him of car theft. Soon a charge of murder is added and Fleming is really at a loss of what to do. At a loss, that is, until the story takes a few twists and we see that "the interview" is really a fierce battle of wits with strings being pulled from every direction...

The title may be a bit misleading for American audiences as it means "interrogation" not the type of interview you have for a prospective job position. That aside, this is a fantastic film that deserves notice. Hugo Weaving with the rest of the cast gives a terrific performance and the script could hardly offer more when coupled with Craig Monahan's direction. Taking place in only a few rooms of a police station for pretty much the whole length of the film, yet there is a genuine suspense and the film space feels as open as the expanse of the mystery at hand rather than cramped like the setting.

All in all, this is one terrific little film that should be worth any movie watcher's time. 10/10

Not Rated, but contains occasional profanity

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