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Under Suspicion (1991)

In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »

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Simon Moore

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Simon Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Tony Aaron
Kenneth Cranham ... Frank
Maggie O'Neill ... Hazel Aaron
Alan Talbot Alan Talbot ... Powers
Malcolm Storry ... Waterston
Martin Grace ... Colin
Kevin Moore ... Barrister
Stephen Oxley Stephen Oxley ... Hotel Deskman
Colin Dudley Colin Dudley ... Hotel Waiter
Richard Graham Richard Graham ... Denny
Alison Ruffelle Alison Ruffelle ... 1st Chambermaid
Michael Almaz Michael Almaz ... Stasio
Victoria Alcock Victoria Alcock ... 2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes Tony Hughes ... Undertaker
Alphonsia Emmanuel Alphonsia Emmanuel ... Selina
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Storyline

In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional co-respondent for painter Carlo Stasio but the pair are shot dead in the hotel room. In charge of the case is Frank, Tony's ex-partner still on the Brighton force. His most likely suspects are Angeline, Stasio's mistress who is set to inherit his house and pictures, and Tony himself, parts of whose story don't seem to add up. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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How close can you get to a killer before you're too close?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for areas of strong violence and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de uma Suspeita See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$221,295
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Bergin dropped out playing the male lead due to creative differences. Liam Neeson was eventually cast in his place. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, when Frank and Tony are discussing the guilt or otherwise of Angeline, the derelict West Pier in Brighton can be seen in the background. The movie is set in 1959-1961, yet the West Pier at Brighton was fully functional until 1975. See more »


Soundtracks

CHRISTMAS ISLAND
Performed by Dickie Valentine (as Dicky Valentine)
By courtesy of The Decca Record Company Ltd
Written by Lyle Moraine
Copyright Northern Music Company
Licensed by MCA Music Publishing
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Standard whodunnit
5 April 2002 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Fairly good story about a 2 bit scoundrel private eye who apparently becomes involved in a double homicide while running a sleazy con game. A large insurance settlement is at stake and the police must figure out if the victim's wife did the deed or if it was her rival, hubby's mistress. Or could it have been someone else.....?


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