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Confidential (1986)

The year is 1949 and reporter Hugh Jameson is looking for a story. He focuses on Emma Porter, a woman who was accused of the axe murder of her father thirty seven years earlier. Jameson ... See full summary »

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writer:

Bruce Pittman
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Cast

Credited cast:
August Schellenberg ... Charles Ripley
Chapelle Jaffe ... Amelia
Neil Munro Neil Munro ... Hugh Jameson
Tom Butler ... Edmund Eislin
Antony Parr Antony Parr ... Rufus
Linda Goranson ... Mrs. Jameson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Bin Gina Bin ... 4th Hooker
Milan Cheylov Milan Cheylov ... Copy Boy
David Clement ... Arbour
Roger Dunn ... Begliardo
Eric Fink Eric Fink ... Jimmy
Michael Fletcher Michael Fletcher ... Von Wouderren
Angela Fusco ... Nurse
Jennifer Goldie Jennifer Goldie ... Waitress
Kay Hawtrey ... Doris
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Storyline

The year is 1949 and reporter Hugh Jameson is looking for a story. He focuses on Emma Porter, a woman who was accused of the axe murder of her father thirty seven years earlier. Jameson disappears during his search and his wife hires Charles Ripley P.I. to find him. Ripley's search leads him to Emma's son who has his own nasty secrets to protect. Written by Les MacDonald at {mcmac@mb.sympatico.ca}

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Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confidentiel See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brightstar Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A Perfect Chiller for a Winters Eve.
25 December 2001 | by jamesbourke50See all my reviews

Imagine if you will, the clouds begin to gather. Your breath shimmers in the blackness of the night. You look up into the sky and see the first fallings of snow.

Keep that image in mind when you watch "Confidential" a truly superior low budget noir thriller written and directed by Bruce Pittman, whose only other film i had seen was "The Haunting Of Hamilton High - Prom Night 2, a sequel far better than the original.

What Pittman's film offers the viewer, is a parade of characters, well represented by the landscape that surrounds them, Cold and calculating. I've always been a fan of film noir's that present a puzzle before your very eyes, even more so when you reach the final frame and find yourself still scratching your head, you just gotta love those kind of movies.

Bruce Pittman really cooked up a perfect brew, an excellent script, perfect casting, everyone involved aided by their period costumes, really looked like they belonged, and dare i say August Shellenberg, long before his encore with a certain sea mammal really rocks with a cool subtlety.

Your probably wondering so where is the review for this movie, as is the rule of thumb with a dark edged thrillers, you can never give more than what you'll get and with "Confidential" all i can say is wrap up warm, turn up the fire, and when the movie is finished and you find yourself looking out over your own cold covered landscape.

Think about the mystery of Emma Porter, the titular character within the confines of "Confidential" and baffle just like i did, but like i always have evertime i sit down to watch this thriller from Canada with the coldest of hearts, but with the most intriguing of stories.


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