Silent Partner

Directed By: Daryl Duke Starring: Elliott Gould

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A dull bank teller becomes a full-fledged criminal when he discovers he has vast, untapped resources of ingenuity and courage.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 204026139
UPC 012236211716
UPC 14 00012236211716
Format DVD
Release Date 8/12/2008
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note An unassuming teller inadvertantly becomes entangled with a violent and disturbed bank robber. As his level of involvement increases, a perilous situation arises.
Plot Summary
Summary When a thief holds up the bank where he works, a teller takes advantage of the situation to put aside $50,000 for his own use. The cops think the robber got every penny... but the gunman knows better, and he's determined to get every penny "due him".
Variety "...Entertaining....[An] excellent cast..." 04/04/1979
New York Times "...A dense, quirky, uncommonly interesting movie...with a high quotient of suspense..." 05/11/1979 p.C12
Entertainment Weekly "[Plummer's character is] a cold-blooded psychopath every bit as chilling as Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter..." -- Grade: B 04/13/2007 60
Daryl Duke
Elliott Gould
Cast & Crew
Anders Bodelsen - Based On Book By
Billy Williams - Cinematographer
Christopher Plummer - Actor
Curtis Hanson - Screenplay
Daryl Duke - Director
Elliott Gould - Actor
Garth H. Drabinsky - Executive Producer
George Appleby - Editor
Joel B. Michaels - Producer
John Candy - Actor
Oscar Peterson - Original Music By
Susannah York - Actor
Trevor Williams - Production Designer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1979
Catalog ID 21171
UPC 00012236211716
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
ReviewSource Canuxploitation
Review Proof positive that Canadians are capable of making good genre films when they want to, The Silent Partner is one of the few fondly remembered films from Canada's notorious tax shelter era. A well-developed story and above average performances made this thriller a commercial and critical success, and served as a basic template for producer Garth Drabinsky's next hit, The Changeling. Not only is The Silent Partner rife with Canadian content, but where else are you gonna see Christopher Plummer in drag?...Although the romantic leads are played by imported actors Elliott Gould and Susannah York, the supporting cast is almost entirely Canadian. Besides Plummer, Michael Kirby and Celine Lomez have sizable roles here, and John Candy makes a memorable cameo as well.
ReviewRating 8
DVD, English
Product Attributes
Actor Gould,Elliott
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes ...a nifty little thriller...
Movie Reviews 4 Fun ...some very intense moments...

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