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The Edge of Power (1987)

R | | Thriller
When a journalist fabricates a story that a prominent right-wing Australian politician is a Nazi sympathizer and this hurts the government, a revenge plot to use the journalist as patsy in a political assassination is conceived.

Director:

Henri Safran

Writer:

Richard Cassidy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivar Kants ... Peter Mueller
Sheree Zellner ... Cassandra Mueller (as Sheree Da Costa)
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ... Steve Traynor
Anna Maria Monticelli ... (as Annamaria Monticelli)
Warwick Moss ... Russell Lane
Ric Hutton Ric Hutton ... George Vendt
Vic Rooney Vic Rooney ... Emile Ludke
John Orcsik John Orcsik ... Alex Cahill (as Jon Orcsik)
Peter Corbett Peter Corbett ... Derek Mortimer
John Stone John Stone ... Ivar Staines
Katherine Thomson Katherine Thomson ... Judy Staines
Stephen Leeder Stephen Leeder ... Dietrich Steiner
Kjell Nilsson ... Jorma
Don Vaughn Don Vaughn ... Rizzo
Noel Rush Noel Rush ... Noel Reardon
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When a journalist fabricates a story that a prominent right-wing Australian politician is a Nazi sympathizer and this hurts the government, a revenge plot to use the journalist as patsy in a political assassination is conceived.

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One act of revenge unleashed a deadly enemy [Video] [Australia] See more »

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Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Al filo del poder See more »

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A desperate journo will do anything for a story!
28 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

Saw this movie at a preview screening many years ago. One of those strange pictures that is well made, capably scripted and directed, yet remains a rather underwhelming proposition.

The story of a journo, down on his creativity and opportunity, probably due in no small part to the former. Not the most scrupulous of his profession, he conspires to pervert the course of Parliament by setting up one of the senators. Things do not go according to plan A, and he soon finds himself anywhere but in control. Unfortunately he does not HAVE a back-up Plan B.

Before you can say, "Hold it, I lied!" he is caught up in a dastardly plot to assassinate the Leader of the Opposition!

Maybe after a few beers it gets better!


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