The Silent Partner

The Silent Partner

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Overview

The Silent Partner

The Canadian "sleeper" The Silent Partner stars Elliott Gould as a teller, Miles Cullen, who figures out psycho Harry Reikle's (Christopher Plummer) scheme to rob his bank, several days ahead of time. Cullen providently squirrels away 50,000 dollars in a safety-deposit box before Reikle strikes. After the robbery, the papers report the amount of the bank's loss. Reikle realizes that there's 50,000 extra bucks floating around that he hasn't gotten his hands on. The soft-spoken but sadistic Reikle puts the screws on Cullen to fork over the dough -- but Cullen has lost the deposit-box key. Be forewarned: this one gets extremely brutal and bloody at times, with sudden bursts of graphic violence. Also featured is Susannah York as the fluctuating-loyalty heroine, and a very young and hairy John Candy. Future L.A. Confidential scribe Curtis Hanson loosely adapted the Danish novel Think of a Number, by Anders Bodelsen.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/1997
UPC: 0026359061431
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elliott Gould Miles Cullen
Christopher Plummer Harry Reikle
Susannah York Julie Carver
Celine Lomez Elaine
John Candy Simonsen
Gail Dahms Louise
Michael Donahue Berg
Jack Duffy Fogelman
Nancy Simmonds Girl in Sauna
Nuala Fitzgerald Safety Deposit Box Woman
Aino Pirskanen Mrs. Evanchuck
Michele Rosen Young Woman in Bank
Sandy Crawley Detective No. 2
Jan Campbell Boy's Mother
Jimmy Davidson Little Boy
Eve Norman Girl at Party
John Kerr 3rd Detective
Sue Lumsden TV Reporter
Candace O'Connor Bank Assistant
Stephen Levy Freddie
Michael Kirby Charles Packard
Sean Sullivan Frank, Bank Guard
Ken Pogue Det. Willard
Guy Sanvido Locksmith
Charlotte Blunt Mrs. Packard

Technical Credits
Daryl Duke Director
George Appleby Editor
Garth H. Drabinsky Executive Producer
Curtis Hanson Screenwriter
Joel B. Michaels Producer
Oscar Peterson Score Composer
Nancy Simmonds Songwriter
Ken Wannberg Score Composer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Trevor Williams Production Designer
Stephen Young Producer

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