"The Brookdale Institute" is a mysterious, little-known hospital for the criminally insane (a fact which is kept on a need-to know basis). Brookdale has another, more lucrative facet; a ... See full summary »
Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realises how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of their activities with him). He now lives as a priest until the group start to get close to tracking him down.
I was in this movie, as well. I played a number of different roles over a period of several months. Tibor Takacs was definitely the director. Joe Sutherland was the D.O.P. and one of the producers.
I really enjoyed the shoot but I wasn't too happy with the finished product. I think Tibor cut out most of the dialogue so that the film was almost silent. It ended up being just a lot of avant-garde images.
I remember we shot in a coal pit, in a cafe, in a train, in a junk yard, in a disco etc. The guy who played the Metal Messiah was on a big ego trip but the rest of the cast were great.
Shooting the film was a wonderful experience. It was previewed at a rep cinema in the West end of Toronto on Bloor Street West, in 1977 or 1978.
I also want to mention that Stephen Zoller was nominated for a Canadian Film Award, for this film, for Best Adapted Screenplay. (This production started out as a stage play.)
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