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Prime Suspect (1982)

Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

Director:

Noel Black

Writers:

Jeffrey Bloom (story), Douglas Graham | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Farrell ... Frank Staplin
Teri Garr ... Amy McCleary
Veronica Cartwright ... Janice Staplin
Lane Smith ... Tom Keating
Barry Corbin ... Bob Austin
James Sloyan ... John Malloy
Charles Aidman ... McKinney
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Curry
Ronald G. Joseph ... Sergeant Mendoza (as Ron Joseph)
Nan Martin ... Sonia Lindstrom
Peter Hobbs ... Farmer
Terry Kiser ... Lyman
Ray Girardin Ray Girardin ... Ray Embry
Martina Deignan Martina Deignan ... Ursula
Penelope Windust
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Respectable businessman becomes the prime suspect in the abduction and murder of several young girls. He is hounded by the media and disowned by his friends and neighbours.

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Taglines:

Vil denne mand voldtage og mishandle småpiger? [Denmark] (Will this man rape and abuse little girls?)

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality and nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A gyanú hálójában See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Is it a goof, or was it deliberate?
5 October 2008 | by pcbrooksSee all my reviews

Considering the serious subject matter of the film, it's all the more incongruous that at one point the word "ARSE" appears prominently in several scenes.

For example, one shot has Mike Farrell in an office facing the camera and over his shoulder the street number is visible (in reverse) on a window. The number is "3216", which appears as the word "ARSE" when seen in reverse.

Another example scene is in chapter 3, at 20:14 minutes, as Teri Garr approaches the office door (viewed from inside the office).

I was so surprised by this that I went to the trouble of photographing that particular scene and placing copies online at www.story-lines.com/IMDb. These are large files, but if you feel inclined, take a look and see if you agree. (And that's "imdb" all in lowercase - for some reason, the submission process changes that to IMDb every time. PB)

One shows the scene with "ARSE" visible, the other shows the location on the DVD from which the screenshot was taken.

It's entirely possible that this was an accident, but I would have thought that it would have been picked up early in production.

If it was a deliberate act, one wonders why it was done - was there some issue about behavior during production that resulted in a little passive-aggressive payback? Curious minds would like to know...


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