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The Great Pretender (1991)

A newspaper reporter, who has just won a trial against his newspaper which had fired him, suffers dangerous reprisals at his work.

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Gus Trikonis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Greenwood ... Earle Brattigan
Jessica Steen ... Kate Hightower
Gregg Henry ... Wilson Leer
Aharon Ipalé ... Panos Bratso (as Ipale Aharon)
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ... Giancarlo Strano
Paul Guilfoyle ... Martin Brinkman
H. Richard Greene ... Albert Eastlake
Robert Ito ... Hasamu Mochadomi
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Rose Outland
Gianni Russo ... Davey DeSapio
Don Keith Opper ... Marco
Freddye Chapman Freddye Chapman ... Karen Winter
Donald Moffat ... Owen Milner
Lloyd Alan Lloyd Alan ... Len Clairmont
Bari K. Willerford Bari K. Willerford ... Lonnie
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A newspaper reporter, who has just won a trial against his newspaper which had fired him, suffers dangerous reprisals at his work.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead End Brattigan See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rules of Journalism
14 March 2009 | by gwynhafarSee all my reviews

I loved this film and would really like to find a copy of it. It had great lines in it about the "rules of journalism" - number one being "follow the money". The disguises and "tricks" Earle Brattigan (Bruce Greenwood) uses to get people to talk to him about his investigation are inventive and very amusing (but also a bit dangerous given the people he is dealing with). It was not the greatest film, but I found it very entertaining indeed! And, boy, is Bruce Greenwood easy on the eyes! His sidekick provides an amusing foil for his escapades, and the leading lady gives him enough disdain to make their eventual union full of sparks. I seem to recall an escape via a ski lift car careening wildly. All in all good made for TV effort. I think it was a pilot that didn't get picked up. It surely would be welcomed in today's TV wasteland!


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