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The Interview (1998)

A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.

Director:

Craig Monahan
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Credited cast:
Hugo Weaving ... Eddie Rodney Fleming
Tony Martin ... Det. Sgt. John Steele
Aaron Jeffery ... Det. Sr. Const. Wayne Prior
Paul Sonkkila ... Det. Insp. Jackson
Michael Caton ... Barry Walls
Peter McCauley ... Det. Hudson
Glynis Angel Glynis Angel ... Det. Robran
Leverne McDonnell Leverne McDonnell ... Solicitor
Libby Stone Libby Stone ... Mrs. Beecroft
Andrew Bayly Andrew Bayly ... Const. Prowse
Doug Dew Doug Dew ... Beecroft
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sue Broberg ... Maria Garabaldi
Pat Cavanaugh Pat Cavanaugh ... Detective
Polly Crooke Polly Crooke ... Fingers
Robert Davis Robert Davis ... Detective
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A modest man is suddenly seized from his apartment and interrogated by the police for what initially is presented as involving a stolen car, but it's slowly revealed to involve a serial killing. Meanwhile Internal Affairs is investigating the manner in which the investigating officers work. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Just goes to show you how the mind works... See more »

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Trivia

Came out one year before The Matrix (1999), which made Hugo Weaving incredibly famous. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
John Steele: I'm interrupting this interview for the purpose of making further inquiries.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the New Yorker Video DVD, right before the main menu appears, a quote of Eddie Fleming fills the screen: "Just goes to show you how the mind works." At the very end, after the credits roll, a quote of Det. Steele fills the screen: "I don't know Mr. Fleming, how does the mind work?" But if you run the end credits a second time a different quote appears at the end, this time from Det. Prior: "It's about a fucking stolen fucking car you fucking fuckwit." See more »

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A psychological chess match between a cop and a suspect
10 May 2001 | by =G=See all my reviews

"The Interview" dedicates most of it's run time to a police interview (Aussie for interrogation) of a suspect in a stolen car case. The interview is supposed to be a process where questions are asked and answered in an attempt to discern the truth of a matter. In this film, however, one question leads to another and another and so on until the truth seems inextricably buried and the usually clear line between good and evil becomes blurred beyond recognition. An dark, claustrophobic, artfully presented all-business psychodrama out of Australia, "The Interview" will prove an enjoyable watch for those into mind game flicks. With good acting by all, special kudos to Weaving for an excellent performance.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Interview See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD2,600,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pointblank Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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