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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tony Aaron
... Frank
... Hazel Aaron
Alan Talbot ... Powers
... Waterston
... Colin
... Barrister
Stephen Oxley ... Hotel Deskman
Colin Dudley ... Hotel Waiter
Richard Graham ... Denny
Alison Ruffelle ... 1st Chambermaid
Michael Almaz ... Stasio
Victoria Alcock ... 2nd Chambermaid
Tony Hughes ... Undertaker
Alphonsia Emmanuel ... Selina
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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

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Rated R for areas of strong violence and sensuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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28 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra de uma Suspeita  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$221,295
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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

Several scenes are shot on an undercliff walk, using the white cliffs of Peacehaven as a backdrop. This walking area was not created until the 1970-'80s. 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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It's a pity Simon Moore didn't direct more.
20 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film is well worthy of your time. If you are into crime movies with more atmosphere than fast action, I mean.

Why Simon Moore didn't direct more, I really don't know. The film is skilfully composed, actors' performances are admirable (with exception of Laura San Giacomo who's acting is under average). Photography is something to appreciate, too.

I was often surprised at how few people know of this title and I am personally always glad when I find such a gem outside of hype area.

I like noir and I like different, yet not bizarre. If you think alike, try this film.


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