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The Echo (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 December 1998 (UK)
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Mike Deacon, a tough, lone-wolf reporter discovers that things are not quite what they seem when a tramp is found dead in the garage of a beautiful woman. He enlists the help of an elderly ... See full summary »

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Amanda Powell
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Billy Blake
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Michael Deacon
Richard Huw ...
Pearce
Camilla Power ...
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Charlie
Kevin Knapman ...
Terry
Peter Lorenzelli ...
Tom
Ray Boot ...
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Lawrence
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Workman
Frank Baker ...
Irvine
Hugh Dickson ...
John Streeter
Alex Giannini ...
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Mike Deacon, a tough, lone-wolf reporter discovers that things are not quite what they seem when a tramp is found dead in the garage of a beautiful woman. He enlists the help of an elderly lawyer friend, a naïve photographer and a streetwise teenager during the investigation. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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Michael Deacon: I've had two wives and I fucked my brains out trying to express my love for both of them. It was a waste of time.
Lawrence: My dear fellow. So much fucking for so little result. How terribly exhausting for you!
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Good thriller, keeps you interested
12 May 2002 | by (La Rioja, Spain) – See all my reviews

Shown here all 150 minutes in one film – plus advertising breaks! You might think that a TV thriller taking up well over three hours of your time would dissuade you, but I can assure you that with a couple of cool drinks, a handful of almonds and a few peanuts to help you along, `The Echo' is worth your while.

Well-paced telling and directing, good filming, and good acting all round. Especially the leading actors. Clive Owen – never heard of him before – is excellent as a news-reporter, never too sleazy and keeping his rôle well defined at all times. In no way does he come out as a caricature of bygone private detectives snooping around: this film is too intelligent to fall into such clichéd concepts. Joely Richardson plays out her part very nicely, thankyou, though her affected accent does not seem very Londoner at times: things of the upper classes? Apart from that she managed to keep a difficult role in hand without unnecessary deviations into exaggerated interpretation. This must be due, I think, to Lawrence's careful but strict directing.

Indeed, it is Lawrence's directing, adapted from a novel of rather mediocre concepts, which has so intelligently built on and improved the story-telling.

In the film we can see some of the new down-river scenery, where the River Thames was once a bustling port, but now turned into residential areas, mostly for the yuppies and other upper classes.


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