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Most Wanted (2020)

Target Number One (original title)
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In 1989, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail.


Daniel Roby


Daniel Roby
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Olivier Pilon ... Daniel Léger
Josh Hartnett ... Victor Malarek
Stephen McHattie ... Sergeant Frank Cooper
Jim Gaffigan ... Glen Picker
Cory Lipman ... Al Cooper
Don McKellar ... Norm
Rose-Marie Perreault ... Mary
Amanda Crew ... Anna Malarek
Nadia Verrucci ... Denise
Mark Camacho ... Don More
Raphael Grosz-Harvey ... James Boulder
Robert Crooks ... Denis Fountain
Frank Schorpion ... Jim Raiven
J.C. MacKenzie ... Arthur (as JC Mackenzie)
Harry Standjofski ... Robert McDonald


Ex heroin junkie, Daniel Léger, gets involved in a drug deal with the wrong people for the wrong reasons. When the deal goes sour, Daniel gets thrown into a Thai prison and slapped with a 100-year sentence. While he tries to survive his Bangkok incarceration, the news of his conviction captures the attention of Globe and Mail journalist Victor Malarek, who decides to go after the shady undercover cops responsible for wrongly accusing Daniel. Written by Daniel Roby, Director

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Inspired by a True Story See more »


Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for drug content, language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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Based on Victor Malarek's story of Alain Olivier's wrongful imprisonment in Bangkok. See more »


Air Canada A330-300 airplane is seen flying over Bangkok. The silver-blue livery wasn't introduced until 2004. Air Canada didn't acquire Airbus A330-300 until 1999. Otherwise, the airplane should be either Boeing 747-100/747-200 or 767-200/767-300ER with thick red cheat lines along fuselage and white maple leaf imposed on red tail. See more »


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Written by Jocelyn Tellier (as J. Tellier)
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An engaging and frustrating film.
14 July 2020 | by SnobReviewsSee all my reviews

"Target Number One" is a well directed, well acted and compelling Canadian film that everyone should see. . In this drama based on a true story, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail. . Well crafted and unafraid of telling the true story; "Target Number One" dives deep into a frustratingly un-Canadian crime story and really delivers. This is the first Canadian film to be released since Covid-19 hit and it truly is a really good film to kick it off. Josh Hartnett gives probably the performance of his career and Antoine Olivier Pilon is exceptional. The film is never boring nor does it lag, it's the perfect length and pace and I really enjoyed it. .

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24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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