November 15, 2018
Offence (1973)
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Category: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen, Derek Newark, John Hallam, Peter Bowles, Hilda Fenemore, Howard Goorney, Maxine Gordon, Rhoda Lewis, Cynthia Lund, Richard Moore, Ronald Radd, Anthony Sagar
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Plot Summary
In Sidney Lumet's harrowing portrayal of police brutality, Detective Sergeant Johnson (Sean Connery) has been with the British Police Force for 20 years. In that time, the countless murders, rapes and other serious crimes he has had to investigate has left a terrible mark on him. His anger and aggression that had been suppressed for years finally surfaces when interviewing a suspect, Baxter (Ian Bannen), whom Johnson is convinced is the man that has been carrying out a series of brutal attacks on young girls. Throughout the interview Johnson brutally beats Baxter and during this ordeal he inadvertently reveals that the state of his own mind is probably no worse than that of the offenders who committed the crimes that disgusted Johnson originally.
Cast List
Sean Connery           Detective Sergeant Johnson
Trevor Howard           Lieutenant Cartwright, Detective Superintendant
Vivien Merchant           Maureen Johnson
Ian Bannen           Kenneth Baxter
Derek Newark           Frank Jessard
John Hallam           Panton
Peter Bowles           Detective Inspector Cameron
Hilda Fenemore           Woman on Common
Howard Goorney           Lambert
Maxine Gordon           Janie Edmonds, the raped girl
Rhoda Lewis           Woman at School
Cynthia Lund           Child at School
Richard Moore           Garrett
Ronald Radd           Lawson
Anthony Sagar           Hill