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Complicity (2000)

Cameron Colley is a young Scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts ... See full summary »

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Gavin Millar

Writers:

Iain Banks (novel), Bryan Elsley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonny Lee Miller ... Cameron Colley
Brian Cox ... Inspector McDunn
Keeley Hawes ... Yvonne
Paul Higgins ... Andy
Jason Hetherington Jason Hetherington ... William
Bill Paterson ... Wallace Byatt
Samuel West ... Neil
Laura Ellis Laura Ellis ... McCormack's mistress
Alan Sinclair Alan Sinclair ... Sir Toby McCormack
Alex Norton ... Kenny Garnet
Valerie Edmond Valerie Edmond ... Josephine Boyle
Paul Young Paul Young ... Frank
Katy Hale Katy Hale ... Librarian
Alex Purves Alex Purves ... Persimmon
Rachael Stirling ... Claire
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Cameron Colley is a young Scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts murdering the people in his articles in gruesome ways based on their misdeeds. All the evidence points to Cameron, but is he guilty? Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated R for graphic violence, strong sexuality, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2000 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Retribution See more »

Filming Locations:

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Film debut of Richard Madden. See more »

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from film Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
Written & Performed by Craig Armstrong
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Slightly disappointing Iain Banks novel turned into a movie
11 May 2000 | by jantobiSee all my reviews

"Complicity" is the second Iain Banks novel turned into a film, but while it is made for the big screen, it does not live up to the standards set by BBC's mini series "The Crow Road". While it is an entertaining and gripping thriller set in Edinburgh and the Highlands, it ultimately fails to convey the spirit of the book. The cast are good, though, and the story is excellent.

It looks like a TV film, and while it is not exactly a wasted opportunity to bring Iain Banks to the cinema, it is slightly disappointing, although still worth watching.


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