The Silent Partner (Crime/Thriller/Drama) [Movie/Review]

9/10

Year: 1978
Genre: Crime/Thriller/Drama
Source: Blu-Ray (Kino Lorber)

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he’s been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

Recorded in and around Toronto, Canada, Christopher Plummer plays a psychotic bank robber and Elliott Gould as an intelligent sneaky bank teller are both really awesome in this cat and mouse story surrounding a bank robbery.

The beautiful Celine Lomez as Elaine was a new discovery for me, and she played her part perfectly. For some reason she only has 20 credits as an actor according to Imdb which seems like a shame. She was one of the finalists in casting for the television series “Charlie’s Angels”, but lost the role to Tanya Roberts because the network decided Lomez was too sexy for prime time TV. She was also originally set to star as Brooke Parsons in the 1983 cult horror film Curtains, but was asked to leave after shooting several scenes by producer Peter R. Simpson. The character was then taken over by the actress Linda Thorson.

We also see John Candy in a smaller role as one of the employees at the bank.

Kino Lorber has made the fantastic work to put this out on blu-ray. The picture is a bit grainy, but a couple of minutes in, you totally forget that. As extra we among other things get a lengthy, interesting interview with Elliott Gould.

I love to discover this kind of ”smaller films” that I had never heard of before and just get blown away. This one I heard about the first time some episodes ago on one of my favourite podcasts ”Just the discs”.

A highly recomend!

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