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The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 14 October 2007 (USA)
A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

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Kate Merrill
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Harry the Hat
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Veronica Miller (as Ellie Fairman)
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Alistair Forsyth M.P.
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D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)
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Roy McBride
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The Tramp and Charles Dickens
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Baby Jimmy daCosta
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Mike Sullivan
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Cedric Skenshal
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An ambitious London sports journalist, an enigmatic tramp and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub. Written by Anon

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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UK newspaper the Mail on Sunday bought UK-only DVD rights and distributed the film as the "world's first national newspaper premiere" in September 2007. The paper reported sales up by more than 300,000. See more »

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Same serial code "62655" on white Five Pound notes being counted between time index 1:31:54 & 1:31:59 ... where the policeman is counting out money on public house table. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) See more »

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The only Riddle is why on earth did Derek Jacobi appear in it!
19 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

A pretty awful film, I'm amazed the likes of Derek Jacobi & Vanessa Redgrave agreed to be in it, it's like an overlong episode from a poor TV detective series.

The biggest flaw has to be Vinnie Jones, he simply can't act, whoever had the bright idea of casting him as a leading man wants their head examining unless he put his own money into the project? He should stick to playing thugs, looking menacing & NOT speaking!

Also was central heating around in Dickens times as there were three big radiators behind his desk??

No wonder they gave this away free with a newspaper as no one would pay to see it.


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