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Double Negative (1980)

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director:

George Bloomfield

Writers:

Ross Macdonald (novel), Thomas Hedley Jr. (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sarrazin ... Michael Taylor
Susan Clark ... Paula West
Anthony Perkins ... Lawrence Miles
Howard Duff ... Lester Harlen
Kate Reid ... Mrs. Swanscutt
Al Waxman ... Dellassandro
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Frances
Kenneth Welsh ... Dr. Klifter
Ken James Ken James ... City Editor
Lee Broker Lee Broker ... Bartender
John Candy ... John
Douglas Campbell Douglas Campbell ... The Walker
Maury Chaykin ... Rollins
John Friesen ... Trucker
Joe Flaherty ... Roger
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Storyline

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

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Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1981 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Companion See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 3,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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For reasons not explained, the film features five cast members from the cult Canadian TV series 'SCTV': Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas and John Candy. See more »

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Lawrence Miles: Do you know what $2500 dollars buys you today? A box of dog biscuits and a disposable douche.
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Snoozy Canadian Thriller
23 June 2019 | by LebowskidooSee all my reviews

On paper it sounds great, with Anthony Perkins as a baddie involved in an unsolved murder, but drifts aimlessly most of the time.

Perkins is great though, easily the best thing about this movie. There are a few attempts to recreate Hitchcockian camera angles involving Perkins that I liked.

Apparently the SCTV studios doubled as the casting offices for this movie, the following all have tiny roles: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas and Joe Flaherty.


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