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Risk (2000)

A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.


Alan White


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Long Tom Long ... Ben Madigan
Claudia Karvan ... Louise Roncoli
Melissa Madden-Gray ... Colleen
Bryan Brown ... John Kriesky
Jason Clarke ... Chris
Brian Meegan ... Instructor
Sharin Contini Sharin Contini ... Mrs. Whelan
Thomas Clunie Thomas Clunie ... Mr. Whelan
Gael Ballantyne ... Mrs. Arnold
Barry Latchford Barry Latchford ... Mr. Arnold
Kim Lewis Kim Lewis ... Woman - Child's Mother
Andrew Wholley Andrew Wholley ... Man in Wheelchair
Monette Lee Monette Lee ... Bruised Woman
Michael Denkha ... Hospital Husband (as Michael Denka)
Sophie Gregg ... Hospital Wife


A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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Some people give crime a bad name See more »


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



Sweden | Australia



Release Date:

18 February 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Kockázat See more »

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According to visual effects house Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) in South Australia, their challenge for this film was "create film titles and stabilise a series of moving and static camera shots." Their solution was "producer Marian Macgowan found some old collision tests from the Road Transport Authority which she wanted to use in the titles. We telecined this footage very carefully and used it as the background to the titles. We had a number of effect approaches, but in the end, over the dramatic footage, simple titles were most effective. Correcting the jitter shots was a straightforward matter of scanning the shots at 4K and stabilising the image off the gate corner or an object in frame." See more »


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What risk?
14 March 2002 | by SpleenSee all my reviews

The hero, Ben, is not so much a man as a man-shaped jellyfish. Maybe the plot requires him to do almost anything anyone else asks of him, but he could at least do so with some attitude - not necessarily "attitood", in the American sense; I'd merely like him to have some point of view or other towards his own spinelessness. (As Jack Lemmon does in "The Apartment". Maybe I would have enjoyed "Risk" more if I hadn't seen "The Apartment" a few hours earlier.) He could at the very least have been aware of it. But his character is so completely amorphous that it comes as a shock to hear him narrating events. The character we see on screen is scarcely capable of forming sentences, let alone using them to express ideas. And the heroine is a similarly empty creation. (I winced when the two of them fell for each other; they seemed to be doing it simply because the film noir genre required it. This is NOT a remake of "Double Indemnity", but someone evidently thought that it was.)

The gimmick behind the story is a good one and the direction is uninspired without being flawed in any particular way (at least, not obviously); had the central characters been characters, perhaps it might have worked well enough.

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