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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 John Candy scribe Curtis Hanson loosely adapted the Danish novel Think of a Number, by Anders Bodelsen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Daryl Duke
Director
Stephen Young
Producer
Joel B. Michaels
Producer
Garth H. Drabinsky
Producer
Curtis Hanson
Screenwriter
Anders Bodelsen
Book Author
Ken Wannberg
Composer (Music Score)
Nancy Simmonds
Songwriter
Garth H. Drabinsky
Executive Producer
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