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Collaborator (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 13 July 2012 (Canada)
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A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.

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Martin Donovan

Writer:

Martin Donovan
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary B. Ward Mary B. Ward ... Radio Host (voice) (as Mary Ward)
David Rasche ... Radio Host (voice)
Martin Donovan ... Robert Longfellow
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Alice Longfellow
Katherine Helmond ... Irene Longfellow
David Morse ... Gus Williams
Eileen Ryan ... Betty Williams
Julian Richings ... Maurice LeFont
Olivia Williams ... Emma Stiles
Mark-Cameron Fraser Mark-Cameron Fraser ... SWAT Cop (as Mark C. Fraser)
Vivian Lanko ... Janey Hewlit
Leslie Sykes Leslie Sykes ... News Anchor
Phillip Palmer Phillip Palmer ... News Anchor
Russell Yuen ... David Piro (voice)
Jim Pirri ... Officer Revel
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Storyline

Robert Longfellow is a playwright whose latest play in New York City has just bombed while his marriage is in no better shape. Seeking an escape, he travels back to Los Angeles to visit his mother, meet a dear secret girlfriend and decide on new writing opportunities. However, everything changes when his brutish childhood neighbor, Gus, takes Robert hostage with the police surrounding the house. In this situation, the strained conversations inside drift to Robert's profession and the nature of creative writing. To placate Gus, Robert introduces him to improvisational dialogue and the pair engage in some dramatic exercises. However as they perform, the material becomes more personal as the trapped pair confront each other with hard truths that will leave neither of them unscathed. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Can't we all just get along?

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Martin Donovan, who portrays Robert Longfellow, and Vivian Lanko, who portrays Janey Hewlit, Robert's mother's friend, are married in real life. See more »

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Requiem; Selig Sind, Die Da Leid Tragen
Performed by PJ Harvey
Composed by Johannes Brahms
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A film for everyone with many unsuspecting turns.
19 June 2012 | by StuartMISee all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see Collaborator at the Newport Beach International Film Festival and the New York City premiere. It's a thrilling movie that takes the viewer on a roller-coaster ride of unexpected turns. From politics, to fidelity, to war, to crime and seeing the explosive interaction between two very opposite individuals there is surely to be some portion of Collaborator which makes you laugh, become angry, and feel empathy towards the characters. A well thought out and executed film with a highly climactic ending that I enjoyed immensely. David Morse's character is executed very well and by the end of the film, I couldn't help but to feel quite sad for the life which he's led. If you have the opportunity, I'd highly recommend it.


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Release Date:

13 July 2012 (Canada) See more »

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$3,696
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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